Near Old Station in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Historic Crossroads Gateway
The Park road is one of the first built in national parks designated to “lay lightly on land.” The road blends in with the surrounding environment and provides views of the most scenic and geological interest. Road construction by the National Park Service and Bureau of Public Roads began in 1925 through 1931. The Civilian Conservation Corps continued this work from 1933 to 1941.
The original route has been maintained through the years and today, visitors enjoy the scenic drive as it traverses active geothermal areas, sub-alpine forests, mountain meadows and lava fields.
Erected by United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Roads & Vehicles Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 40° 32.687′ N, 121° 34.652′ W. Marker is near Old Station, California, in Shasta County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 44 and Lassen Peak Highway (California Route 89), on the right when traveling north on State Route 44. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Station CA 96071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. People of the Land (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. one mile away); Loomis Legacy (approx. one mile away); Nobles Trail - Manzanita Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nobles Trail Third Nobles Pass (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Lassen/The Noble Pass/The Park Highway (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nobles' Emigrant Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nobles Trail - Table Mountain (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.