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Near Hornbook in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wilkes Expedition

 
 
Wilkes Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2015
1. Wilkes Expedition Marker
Inscription.
On September 29 and 30, 1841, a detachment of the Wilkes expedition numbering 33 persons under the command of lt. George Emmons camped near this site. The party was in route from Fort Vancouver, Washington to Yerba Buena, California, and spent two days here because of illness in the party.
Documented by the Siskiyou County Historical Society

 
Erected by Siskiyou County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 58.398′ N, 122° 26.112′ W. Marker is near Hornbook, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is on Iron Gate Lake Road (Copco Road) near Camp Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hornbrook CA 96044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Klamathon (approx. 6.4 miles away); All Roads Lead to Ager Stage and Freight Stop (approx. 7 miles away); Founding of the American Legion (approx. 7.6 miles away); Cottonwood (approx. 8.1 miles away); Cottonwood Basin (approx. 8.3 miles away); Bradford Ripley Alden (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hilt War Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); Historic Applegate Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away in Oregon).
 
More about this marker.
Wilkes Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2015
2. Wilkes Expedition Marker
This marker is located at the Camp Creek Recreational Area, approximately 12 1/2 miles east of Interstate 5 on Copco Road.
 
Also see . . .  Wilkes Exploring Expedition - Naval History Blog. A U.S. Exploring Expedition was authorized to conduct exploration of Pacific Ocean and South Seas. This was the first major scientific expedition overseas by the United States. LT Charles Wilkes USN, led the expedition in surveying South America, Antarctica, Far East, and North Pacific. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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