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Near Canby in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon

 
 
Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2015
1. Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon Marker
Inscription.
"We were obliged to cross the stream quite a number of times, in consequence of the canons of rock which confine it to a narrow bed." - Amos Batchelder, Sep 29, 1849
Guidebook available
Trails West Inc., P.O. Box 12045, Reno, NV 89510

 
Erected 1997. (Marker Number L-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lassen Trail and Burnett Cutoff marker series.
 
Location. 41° 25.207′ N, 121° 0.294′ W. Marker is near Canby, California, in Modoc County. Marker is on Pit River Road (County Route 84) near Turner Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canby CA 96015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lassen Trail - Foot Wear (approx. 3.9 miles away); Evans and Bailey Fight 1861 (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is in the proximity of California Historical Landmark 111, for which there is no marker.
 
Regarding Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon. California Historical Landmark 111, Old Emigrant Trail:
Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2015
2. Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon Marker


"Near the present Pit River-Happy Camp road this old pioneer trail, part of the earliest roads in northeastern California, is yet easily traced. Trees eight to ten inches in diameter are growing in the old road bed."
 
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The Pit River image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2015
3. The Pit River
The haze is due to wildfires.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on February 3, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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