Near Carlin in Eureka County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
About Your Journey ...
The California Trail had its beginnings at several points along the Missouri River, and included several variant routes across the Great Basin and over the Sierra Nevada mountains into California. With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, most travelers made the journey by rail.
There are many California Trail sites like this one, spread across Nevada. They're marked on this map.
As you stop at these sites, you'll learn more about what happened to these emigrants as they traveled across the Great
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 40° 40.874′ N, 116° 28.768′ W. Marker is near Carlin, Nevada, in Eureka County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 258, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the Beowawe East Rest Area near Mile Marker 258. Marker can only be accessed from the eastbound lanes of the freeway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlin NV 89822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Tale of Two Highways (here, next to this marker); Gravely Ford (within shouting distance of this marker); Beowawe Geysers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cattle Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hot, Dusty and Tattered (approx. 0.3 miles away); Argenta Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); California Trail - 1841 Route (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Also see . . . California Trail Interpretive Center Website. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.