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Shingletown in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nobles Emigrant Trail

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2012
1. Nobles Emigrant Trail Marker
Inscription. In 1852, William H. Nobles located an easier and more direct route to California for gold-seekers and pioneers heading west. Nobles Trail contributed importantly to the development of Northern California and led to additional transportation routes. Extensive use of Nobles Trail continued until the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869. The Shingletown area offered several sites with water and grazing to provide welcome rest stops for weary travelers and their animals after their travail of crossing the Nevada Desert and the Cascade Mountains. Sections of the important trail remain visible throughout Shingletown. Today’s traveler can experience a portion of Nobles Trail by driving Emigrant Trail Road from Shingletown toward Lake McCumber.
 
Erected 2004 by Lassen, Loomis Chapter 1914, E Clampus Vitus and the Friends of the Nobles Trail.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.499′ N, 121° 53.207′ W. Marker is in Shingletown, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Alpine Meadows Road just east of Emigrant Trail Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shingletown CA 96088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Nobles Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2012
2. Nobles Emigrant Trail Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shingletown Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noble’s Bungalow (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charlie’s Place (approx. 3.7 miles away); Nobles Trail – Charley’s Ranch (approx. 4 miles away); Manton Store (approx. 4 miles away); Hennessy House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Manton Schoolhouse (approx. 4.2 miles away); Nobles Trail – Junction (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shingletown.
 
Also see . . .  Nobles Trail - Trails West. From there the trail continued westerly through forested and volcanic country, finally descending to the upper end of the Sacramento Valley at Shasta City. (Submitted on August 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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