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Near Old Station in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station

 
 
Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2012
1. Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station Marker
Inscription.  
“Drove 5 miles to Hat Creek Station (Old Station). Wild looking place. Signs of Indians. They have been here of late fishing.”
Gorman Gates Kimball, Jun 19, 1865
 
Erected 2006 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number N-41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Nobles Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists.
 
Location. 40° 40.121′ N, 121° 26.796′ W. Marker is near Old Station, California, in Shasta County. Marker can be reached from California Route 44/89, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the Hat Creek Forest Service Campground between Hat Creek and the main campground road, opposite site 31. 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. Old Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Station Post Office
Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2012
2. Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Nobles Trail - Little Hat Creek Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Nobles Trail - Devil's Half Acre (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nobles Trail - Hat Creek Rim (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nobles Trail - Lost Creek Route 1855 & Later (approx. 3.8 miles away); Nobles Trail - Snow Capped Mountains (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Station.
 
Also see . . .  Nobles Trail - Trails West. In the spring of 1852, William Nobles convinced the merchants of Shasta City, near present day Redding, California, that he had discovered a viable wagon road to their thriving town. Nobles proceeded to show them the new wagon route that initially branched off the Applegate Trail at Black Rock and headed southwest across the Black Rock and Smoke Creek Deserts to Honey Lake Valley and Susanville. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Hat Creek image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2012
3. Hat Creek
 
 
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 380 times since then and 23 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.
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