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

South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks

 
 
South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 4, 2015
1. South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks Marker
Inscription.
(front plaque)
South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail
“All in need of provisions were supplied by a government
agent at this camp. Near this point the road forks-one
leading to Jacksonville, in Oregon, and the other to
Yreka, Northern California.”
James Cowden, Oct. 2, 1853

(back plaque)
Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks
“This morning the volunteers considered us out of danger
and—left us to go on alone-we had tolerable good road.
Four miles from camp we came to where the Oregon Trail
strikes off to the right.”-George McCowen, Aug 27, 1854

 
Erected 2008 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number A-50, Y-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 51.436′ N, 121° 45.027′ W. Marker is in Dorris, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Dorris Brownell Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dorris CA 96023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 9.7
South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 4, 2015
2. South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks Marker
miles away); Modoc War Casualties (approx. 10.2 miles away); War in the Lava Beds (approx. 10.3 miles away); Attracted to Water (approx. 10.3 miles away); River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow (approx. 10.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 10.7 miles away); Beds of Lava (approx. 10.8 miles away); Dorris Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Regarding South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks. This particular T-marker marks the beginning point of the historic California Yreka Trail that separated from the Applegate Trail and continued southwest to eventually arrive in Yreka, California.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 4, 2015
3. Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks Marker
Applegate Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 4, 2015
4. Applegate Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks
South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 4, 2015
5. South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks
Applegate Trail / Yreka Trail image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 4, 2015
6. Applegate Trail / Yreka Trail
 
 
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 54 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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