Near Pinecrest in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Emigrants of 1852-1853
The route in brief: Leavitt Meadow, Fremont Lake, Emigrant Meadow Lake, Brown Bear Pass, down Summit Creek, Relief Valley, Whitesides Meadow, Burst Rock, Bell Meadow, MiWuk Ridge, N. Twain Harte, Phoenix Lake, Sonora, Columbia.
Early summer of 1853, Geo. W. Patrick, Sonora’s 2nd mayor, met a wagon train bearing his wife & daughters at the Carson River. Convincing the group to take the Sonora Rt. He was nearly lynched when the going got tough. The Rt. was described as ‘strewn with wreckage of prairie schooners, oxen yoke & bleached animal bones'. One of his daughters died from the ordeal and the grave of B.S. Hubbs can still be found ¼ mile above Saucer Meadow.
That summer approx. 600 wagons 2,100
Erected 1985 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 18.665′ N, 119° 44.743′ W. Marker is near Pinecrest, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Kennedy Meadows Road. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Kennedy Meadow Resort at the end of the Kennedy Meadows Road. Marker is in this post office area: Pinecrest CA 95364, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jewels of the High Country (a few steps from this marker); Following in their Footsteps - East Flange Rock (approx. ¾ mile away); Hayes Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sonora Pass (approx. 6 miles away); Sonora Mono Toll Road (approx. 6 miles away); Route of the Bartleson-Bidwell Party - 1841 (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Last Battle (approx. 9.9 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 565 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the grave of B.S. Hubbs. • Can you help?