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Near Beckwourth in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks

 
 
Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
1. Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks Marker
Inscription.
“Beckwiths House (is) the first house that I have seen since I left (Ft.) Laramie... at Beckwiths House the roads fork, the left hand goes to 76 & Maryesville, the right hand is called Beckwiths rout to Maryesville.” – John F. Freeman, Sep 13, 1852
 
Erected 2012 by Trails West Inc. (Marker Number B - 11.)
 
Location. 39° 49.425′ N, 120° 24.837′ W. Marker is near Beckwourth, California, in Plumas County. Marker can be reached from Feather River Highway (Route 70), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Lester T. Davis Safety Roadside Rest Area, west of Beckwourth. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78646 Feather River Highway, Beckwourth CA 96129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sierra Valley History (within shouting distance of this marker); Step Back In Time (within shouting distance of this marker); James P. Beckwourth Ranch and Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Beckwourth Trading Post (approx. 0.4 miles away); James P. Beckwourth
Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
2. Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Hope Lodge No. 234 F & AM (approx. 1.9 miles away); Plumas County Honor Roll World War Two and Korea and Vietnam (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Sierra Valley History (approx. 13.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckwourth.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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