Near Imlay in Pershing County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoﬀ
During the remainder of 1846 and for the next two years, Oregon emigrants successfully travelled this trail.
In 1848, Peter Lassen, hoping to bring emigrants to his ranch, acted as a guide to a party of 10 to 12 wagons bound for California. He followed a route from here to Goose Lake where he turned southward over terrain that was barely passable. The emigrants suffered great hardships: many lives and livestock were lost. It became known as the "Death Route".
Erected by Nevada Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and Dail E. Turney. (Marker Number 49.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Applegate Trail, and the Lassen Trail and Burnett Cutoff marker series.
Location. 40° 39.135′ N, 118° 9.943′ W. Marker is near Imlay, Nevada, in Pershing County. Marker is at the intersection of Frontage Road and Lake Road, on the right when traveling west on Frontage Road. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humboldt House (was approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ).
Also see . . . New Amended Text for Marker. The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) recently updated the text of the roughly 260 state historical markers in Nevada. The Nevada SHPO placed the amended text of each individual marker on its website and will change the actual markers in the field as funding allows. Minor changes have been made to the marker for grammar and readability. The link will take you to the Nevada SHPO page for the marker with the amended text. (Submitted on November 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.