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Irving in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

California Crossing

 
 
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By QuesterMark, March 24, 2018
1. California Crossing Marker
Inscription. In the middle and late 1800’s, wagon trains carrying settlers and freight covered vast southwestern landscapes that often resembled “Seas of Grass.” The most popular wagons, built in the Pennsylvania towns of Conestoga and Pittsburgh, featured expanses of raised canvas that contributed further to the sea voyage metaphor.

On June 28, 1986, the Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train paid homage to those earlier travelers at this crossing on the Trinity River. That night, the train and its 1,000 men, wommen, and children camped at Valley Ranch in Irving as the train neared the end of its 3,000 mile journey. This plaque is dedicated to those modern voyagers and their predecessors in another great year of Texas Freedom.
 
Erected 1986 by Irving Heritage Society.
 
Location. 32° 51.971′ N, 96° 55.682′ W. Marker is in Irving, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and California Crossing Road, on the right when traveling north on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Irving TX 75039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas’ First Airmail and Passenger Service (approx. 5.1 miles away); Love Field

California Crossing Marker Mounting image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 24, 2018
2. California Crossing Marker Mounting
Full view of the display of the marker.
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Oath of Office of President Johnson (approx. 5.1 miles away); Love Field Airman Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bear Creek Community (approx. 5.4 miles away); Jackie Mae Townsell (approx. 5.4 miles away); Carrollton Black Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Carrollton Black Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irving.
 
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California Crossing Marker Vicinity image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 24, 2018
3. California Crossing Marker Vicinity
 
 
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