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Near Soda Springs in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Truckee Trail - Through Boulder Field

 
 
Truckee Trail - Through Boulder Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
1. Truckee Trail - Through Boulder Field Marker
Inscription.  You take off to the left of the valey [sic] (Summit Valley) Travel over much bad road The rock is all through the wood looking like waggons [sic] white cows and sheep
Micajah Littleton, Sep 28, 1850
 
Erected 2001 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number T-43.)
 
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 Trails West Inc., and the Truckee Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1850.
 
Location. 39° 18.674′ N, 120° 24.705′ W. Marker is near Soda Springs, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Kidd Lakes Road 2 miles west of Soda Springs Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Soda Springs CA 95728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Donner Summit Lodge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Emigrant Wagon Route (approx. 1.6 miles away); Truckee Trail - Leaving Summit Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Soda Springs Store (approx.
Truckee Trail - Through Boulder Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
2. Truckee Trail - Through Boulder Field Marker
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1.8 miles away); Soda Springs Hotel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ice Lakes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lake Van Norden Dam (approx. 2 miles away); Summit Valley Native American Mortars (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
 
More about this marker. Kidd Lakes Road is unpaved. When we visited in September of 2014, we were driving a high clearance vehicle with four-wheel drive, but the road was dry and well graded and suitable for a low clearance vehicle.
 
Kidd Lakes Road image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
3. Kidd Lakes Road
Kidd Lakes Road image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, September 2, 2014
4. Kidd Lakes Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 223 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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