Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
First Wagons Across the Sierras
Erected 1976 by Chief Truckee Chapter 3691, E Camplus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 19.38′ N, 120° 17.458′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Donner Pass Road (Old Highway 40) and South Shore Drive, on the left when traveling west on Donner Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the west end of Donner Lake. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15963 South Shore Drive, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pollard's Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Donner Summit Canyon History (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Snowsheds (approx. 1.4 miles away); Donner Summit Overlook Donner Summit Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 1½ miles away); McGlashan Point (approx. 1½ miles away); Donner Pass (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
Also see . . . The First Pioneer Wagons Crossed the Sierra. The Stephens-Townsend-Murphy party was a well organized party consisting of ten families who were seeking a better future for themselves in California. The fifty member group left Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 22, 1844. (Submitted on October 15, 2012.)
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 418 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.