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Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chief Truckee

 
 
Chief Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
1. Chief Truckee Marker
Inscription.  
The legendary Paiute leader; friend and guide; breveted a “Captain” by John C. Fremont; gave his name to this valley, river and town: died near Payton, Nevada, in 1860.
 
Erected 1974 by Chief Truckee Chapter 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 39° 19.607′ N, 120° 10.552′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Brockway Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is visible from the parking lot of the Truckee River Regional Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10870 Brockway Road, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jax Truckee Diner (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Schaffer (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Schaffer House (approx. 0.4 miles away);
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First Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Truckee (approx. half a mile away); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (approx. half a mile away); Sierra Mountain Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
 
Also see . . .  Chief Truckee. Chief Truckee, continually made himself available as a guide to the endless succession of emigrant groups. There is no record of how many parties of emigrants Truckee personally guided safely over the Sierra to Sutter's Fort or by others on orders from him. (Submitted on October 15, 2012.) 
 
Chief Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
2. Chief Truckee Marker
Chief Truckee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
3. Chief Truckee Marker
Chief Truckee image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 14, 2012
4. Chief Truckee
This sculpture was done by Gordon Huff, reknown artist and Clamper. His work is seen on many Clamper plaques located throughout Northern California.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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