Near Calpine in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Crossing the Summit - Weather or Not
On April 24, 1860, the Sierra Democrat reported that a 73-mule train packed a disassembled stage over Yuba Pass from Sierra Valley. The stage was reassembled in Downieville and driven by Ike Green on the Middle North Yuba Trail from Downieville to Jamison City, which is now Plumas-Eureka State Park.
In 1861-62 a road was completed from Downieville to Sierra City. The Sierra County Board of Supervisors then contracted for a road to be built from Sierra City to Sierraville but it was not completed until 1870. The Yuba Gap Wagon Road/Sierra Valley Turnpike collected tolls for several years.
Erected by Tahoe National Forest, Downieville Chamber of Commerce, Sierra County Historical Society, California Department of Transportation and the Downieville Lions Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture Horticulture & Forestry • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 36.996′ N, 120° 29.404′ W. Marker is near Calpine, California, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of Yuba Pass Road and California Route 49, on the right when traveling south on Yuba Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calpine CA 96124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Busch & Heringlake Building (approx. 8.4 miles away); Miner’s Hotel (approx. 8.6 miles away); Henness – Zumwalt Pass (approx. 9.7 miles away); Webber Lake Hotel (approx. 9.7 miles away); Here Today – Gone Tomorrow (approx. 9.8 miles away); Central California Traction Company 24 (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.