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Near Winnemucca in Humboldt County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

California Trail - Humboldt Sloughs

 
 
California Trail - Humboldt Sloughs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
1. California Trail - Humboldt Sloughs Marker
Inscription.  "The water is warm and tastes but little better than soap suds. We use acid in all the water we drink, by that means we manage to get along, although we are all anxious to get off this river" - Ephriam Brandiff, Aug. 16, 1852
 
Erected 2005 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number C-61.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 16, 1852.
 
Location. 41° 0.994′ N, 117° 34.406′ W. Marker is near Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 187, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the Button Point Rest Area; the rest area is accessible from both eastbound and westbound travel lanes at Exit 187. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnemucca NV 89445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Button Point (here, next to this marker); About Your Journey ... (here, next to
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this marker); International Intrigue and the Humboldt River (here, next to this marker); Humboldt River (a few steps from this marker); Golconda (approx. 6˝ miles away); The Humboldt Canal (approx. 8.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 8.8 miles away); Winnemucca World War I American Legion Honor Roll (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnemucca.
 
Also see . . .  Trails West - Marking the Emigrant Trails to California. Official website of Trails West Inc. (Submitted on November 22, 2013.) 
 
Markers at Button Point Rest Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 5, 2013
2. Markers at Button Point Rest Area
California Trail - Humboldt Sloughs marker is located in front of tree to the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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