Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The legendary Paiute leader; friend and guide; breveted a “Captain” by John C. Fremont; gave his name to this valley, river and town: died near Payton, Nevada, in 1860.
Erected 1974 by Chief Truckee Chapter 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 19.607′ N, 120° 10.552′ W. Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Brockway Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is visible from the parking lot of the Truckee River Regional Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10870 Brockway Road, Truckee CA 96161, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jax Truckee Diner (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Schaffer (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Truckee (approx. half a mile away); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (approx. half a mile away); Sierra Mountain Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Truckee (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
Also see . . . Chief Truckee. Chief Truckee, continually made himself available as a guide to the endless succession of emigrant groups. There is no record of how many parties of emigrants Truckee personally guided safely over the Sierra to Sutter's Fort or by others on orders from him. (Submitted on October 15, 2012.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans •
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 533 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.