Near Calpine in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Crossing the Summit - Weather or Not
On April 24, 1860, the Sierra Democrat reported that a 73-mule train packed a disassembled stage over Yuba Pass from Sierra Valley. The stage was reassembled in Downieville and driven by Ike Green on the Middle North Yuba Trail from Downieville to Jamison City, which is now Plumas-Eureka State Park.
In 1861-62 a road was completed from Downieville to Sierra City. The Sierra County Board of Supervisors then contracted for a road to be built from Sierra City to Sierraville but it was not completed until 1870. The Yuba Gap Wagon Road/Sierra Valley Turnpike collected tolls for several years.
Erected by Tahoe National Forest, Downieville Chamber of Commerce, Sierra County Historical Society, California Department of Transportation and the Downieville Lions Club.
Location. 39° 36.996′ N, 120° 29.404′ W. Marker is near Calpine, California, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of Yuba Pass Road and California Route 49, on the right when traveling south on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calpine CA 96124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Howard Ranch and Inn 1865 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Busch & Heringlake Building (approx. 8.4 miles away); Minerís Hotel (approx. 8.6 miles away); Henness – Zumwalt Pass (approx. 9.7 miles away); Webber Lake Hotel (approx. 9.7 miles away); Here Today – Gone Tomorrow (approx. 9.8 miles away); Plumas County Honor Roll World War Two and Korea and Vietnam (approx. 13.3 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2016, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.