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Wheatland in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Overland Emigrant Trail

 
 
Overland Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
1. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker
Inscription. Approximately 1 ľ miles east of this site is the historic Johnsonís Crossing. This was the first settlement reached west of the Sierra and the last stop on the Overland Emigrant Trail. Used as a camping spot for the pioneers, departure spot for the miners and a sojourning place for trappers, herdsmen and adventurers. The rescue party for the Donner Party was organized and departed from this crossing February 5, 1847.
 
Erected by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The Yuba County Historical Society (October 26, 1976).
 
Location. 39° 2.378′ N, 121° 23.102′ W. Marker is in Wheatland, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on Spenceville Road 3 miles east of California Highway 65, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheatland CA 95692, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durst Hop Ranch (approx. 2.6 miles away); Johnson's Ranch (approx. 2.9 miles away); Holland House (approx. 3 miles away); Chinese Pyre (approx. 3.6 miles away); Union Shed (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Graham Hotel (approx. 4.3 miles away); Truckee Trail – To Johnson Ranch (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sheridan Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheatland.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker near Grass Valley
Overland Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
2. Overland Emigrant Trail Marker
on the Overland Emigrant Trail.
 
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Plaque Mounted Below the Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
3. Plaque Mounted Below the Main Marker
Plaque reads: Erected by Wheatland Lions Club Price "Spike" Waltz, Chairman
Donner Emigrant Trail image. Click for full size.
By Margaret Tomer Rummens, April 5, 2009
4. Donner Emigrant Trail
This marker, located on private property and not accessible by the public, is located approximately 1.25 miles east. It is located near the original Johnsonís Crossing at Bear Creek:
Donner Emigrant Trail
Bear Creek Crossing
1844 – 1878
Erected by Wheatland Historical Society
April 1972
Donner Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Margaret Tomer Rummens, April 5, 2009
5. Donner Emigrant Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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