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The Stephens – Townsend – Murphy Party of 1844 marker in near Donner Lake
 
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By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2009
Stephens – Townsend – Murphy Party of 1844 Marker
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Captain Elisha Stephens and the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party of 1844
Elisha Stephens was born in South Carolina in 1804 and moved to Georgia with his family at a young age. However, he was to spend most of the first half of his life in the frontier lands bordering the Missouri River. Like many other Americans of his . . . — Map (db m55187) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — 732 — Home of Elisha Stevens
Near this spot stood the last home of Elisha Stevens, noted American pathfinder and scout. Born in Georgia April 5, 1804, he learned blacksmithing during his youth. Drifting west he became a trapper on the Upper Missouri for more than two decades. . . . — Map (db m50252) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Nev.-01-95 — Schallenberger Cabin Site
Near this spot stood a small cabin built by 18 year old Moses Schallenberger and two other men. They were members of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy party of 1844, the first pioneers to take wagons over the Sierra Nevada, opening the Truckee Route of . . . — Map (db m94059) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — Stephens – Townsend – Murphy Party of 1844 First Pioneer Wagons Over The Sierra Nevada
On May 22, 1844, this small wagon party of 50 men, women and children “jumped off” from Council Bluffs, Iowa, bound for California. These courageous pioneers were the first emigrants to take wagons over the Sierra Nevada, opening the . . . — Map (db m23567) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Cupertino — Captain Elisha Stephens 1804 - 1887 A True Pioneer
Captain Stephens brought the first wagons over the snow covered Sierra Nevada Truckee Pass with no casualties in the Stephens-Murphy-Townsend party of 1844, arriving at Sutter's Fort with 11 wagons and 51 people plus 2 infants born on the way. . . . — Map (db m24125) HM

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