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Soda Springs in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Meadow Lake – Excelsior

 
 
Meadow Lake – Excelsior Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2013
1. Meadow Lake – Excelsior Marker
Inscription. The granite dam was built 1858 for flumes of valley gold towns. Called Summit City with 2000 pop. after 1863. It incorporated as Meadow Lake 1866. Because gold could not be separated, it was abandoned 1872.
B.S.A. Troop 46
(missing)Marin Council

 
Erected by Boy Scout Troop 46.
 
Location. 39° 24.579′ N, 120° 30.19′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Tahoe National Forest Service Road 843, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Soda Springs CA 95728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Summit City / Meadow Lake (here, next to this marker); Rainbow Lodge (approx. 6.9 miles away); Forest Gift Shop, Cisco Grove (approx. 7.1 miles away); Susan's Spot (approx. 7.1 miles away); Big Bend (approx. 7.2 miles away); Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party (approx. 7.2 miles away); Overland Emigrant Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away); Webber Lake Hotel (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
 
More about this marker. Access to Meadow Lake is by way of Henness Pass Road and then Forest Service Road 86.
Meadow Lake – Excelsior Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2013
2. Meadow Lake – Excelsior Marker
The sign leaning against the pole reads:

Trail adopted by
Four Aces 4WD Club
Webilt 4WD Club
Sacramento Jeepers

Keep it clean – Keep it open
The marker is on the east side overlooking the lake, near the southern end of the campground.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Markers at Meadow Lake image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2013
3. Markers at Meadow Lake
Meadow Lake image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2013
4. Meadow Lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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