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Tulelake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring

 
 
Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 17, 2016
1. Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker
Inscription.
"Camped at a magnificent spring of fresh cold water,
which we called Goff's Spring, in honor of the
newly elected lieutenant of the company."
-Levi Scott, South Road Exploring Party, 1846

 
Erected 2009 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number A-40.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 49.498′ N, 120° 54.99′ W. Marker is in Tulelake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on 46N19. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. This natural spring is accessible via a dirt road (Forest Road 46N19) that splits off from Clear Lake Reservoir Road from the north. Follow this dirt road SE until you get to an open, grassy clearing. The dirt road literally disappears in front of you. If you have sharp eyes, you'll see the T marker standing out among the grass. do not drive too close to the marker or you will into the spring. The spring is just a few feet from the metal T marker. Look at my posted picture looking at my car from the marker. That's a safe place to park. Although the property where this T marker and spring reside
Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 17, 2016
2. Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker
is on private land, the landowner has given permission for visitors who are following the Applegate Trail route through this area. Be safe and courteous of the land!
 
Regarding Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring. It should be noted that there is apparently a pioneer child's grave just to the south of this historical marker. It appears on a topography map. I walked to the exact coordinates of the grave site but could only find a couple of small, round rocks sunken into the muddy earth. Any other sign of a grave has been lost.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 17, 2016
3. Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker
Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 17, 2016
4. Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring Marker
Pothole Spring image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 17, 2016
5. Pothole Spring
Pioneer child's grave image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, August 17, 2016
6. Pioneer child's grave
The area circled in green is where a pioneer child's grave is supposed to be. I've seen pictures of an old rock with the name and date etched in stone. It's possibly been taken by relic hunters.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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