“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Lassen Trail and Burnett Cutoff Historical Markers

Peter Lassen, leading a group of 12 wagons, pioneered this trail in 1848 from the Applegate Emigrant Trail at Goose Lake. It was a popular route with 49ers on their way to the gold fields of the Sacramento Valley. 63 official T-markers by Trails West Inc. document its route along with 13 Burnett Cutoff markers.
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By Syd Whittle, May 9, 2008
Lassen Emigrant Trail Marker
1 California, Lassen County, Bieber — 763 — Lassen Emigrant Trail
Peter Lassen opened the Lassen Emigrant Trail in 1848 when he led a 12-wagon emigrant train from Missouri to California. The route, which passed near this place, was extensively traveled during the years 1848-53 by emigrants seeking gold, adventure, . . . Map (db m10264) HM
2 California, Lassen County, Westwood — 678 — Lassen Emigrant Trail
Through this draw passed many covered wagons and gold seekers enroute to California over the Lassen Trail during 1848-1851. Approaching this location from the north, the trail passed what is now Bogard Ranger Station. Proceeding southward to Big . . . Map (db m22027) HM
3 California, Lassen County, Westwood — L - 38 — Lassen Trail - Westwood
The east branch of Lassen’s Trail (1848 & later) passed near here to a campsite “near a small lake fed by springs,”Map (db m56709) HM
4 California, Modoc County, Alturas — L-3 — Lassen Trail - Conical Rocks
“Striking the river this morning I noticed a cluster of singular shaped rocks sticking up in spires of a conical shape 20 to 30 feet high” - Andrew Lopp Murphy, Sep 26, 1849Map (db m113025) HM
5 California, Modoc County, Alturas — L-5 — Lassen Trail - Pit River Ford
“We crossed the creek here running between high banks, and drove a short distance down the north west side and encamped” — Elijah Preston Howell, Sep 6, 1849Map (db m113037)
6 California, Modoc County, Canby — L-10 — Lassen Trail - Foot Wear
“My shoes are giving out and I have no others. Left one of them and the other is barely on...At our noon camp I made some moccasins of cloth” — Joseph Stuart, Sep. 28, 1849Map (db m113024) HM
7 California, Modoc County, Canby — L-9 — Lassen Trail - Pit River
"We now call this cr. a river, but we do not know what it is. We begin to hear ... that we are near the Sacramento Valley" - Elijah Preston Howell, Sep 8, 1849Map (db m147426) HM
8 California, Modoc County, Canby — L-11 — Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon
"We were obliged to cross the stream quite a number of times, in consequence of the canons of rock which confine it to a narrow bed." - Amos Batchelder, Sep 29, 1849 Guidebook available Trails West Inc., P.O. Box 12045, Reno, NV 89510 . . . Map (db m113659) HM
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9 California, Modoc County, Canby — L-8 — Lassen Trail - Rattlesnake Butte
"A few hundred yards N. W. of our camp, a tall, symetrical [sic] butte, or isolated mountain, rises from the level plain, like a tent." - J. Goldsborough Bruff, Oct 6, 1849Map (db m147884) HM
10 California, Modoc County, Fandango Pass — 546 — The Applegate-Lassen Trail
This spot marks the convergence of two pioneer trails widely used by emigrants during the years 1846-1850. The Applegate Trail, established in 1846, led from the Humbolt River in Nevada to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The Lassen Cut-Off, . . . Map (db m10174) HM
11 California, Modoc County, Newell — Burnett CutoffAssociated With the California Trail National Historic Trail System
This trail was blazed by Peter Burnett in 1848 from Oregon City, Oregon Territory to the California gold fields. The route followed the Applegate Trail south and eastward to Tule Lake. It then struck southward probably following an earlier trail . . . Map (db m147839) HM
12 California, Modoc County, Newell — BC-1 — Burnett Cutoff - At Klamath [Tule] Lake
"We followed the Applegate Route to Klamath Lake [Tule Lake], where we left that road and took a southern direction. Thomas McKay, myself, and five others ... Went on in advance of the wagons to discover the best route" - Peter Burnett, Oct 1848Map (db m147564) HM
13 California, Modoc County, Newell — BC-3 — Burnett Cutoff - Over a Prairie
"The water [at Copic Bay] being so bad, we drank very little, and left early next morning [over a prairie]." - Peter Burnett, Oct 1848Map (db m147841) HM
14 California, Modoc County, Perez — BC-5 — Burnett Cutoff - Across Barren Ground
Burnett's Road - Hunters skirted the lava fields to the west as they headed southerly. They crossed dry lake, which had only scattered ponds of water, and entered an area of scattered brush and rocky ridges.Map (db m147844) HM
15 California, Modoc County, Tule Lake — BC-2 — Burnett Cutoff - Muddy Waters
"We passed over ... smooth prairie for some distance. One evening we encamped at what was then called Goose Lake (at Copic Bay). It being late in the season, the water in the lake was very low, muddy, and almost putrid." Peter Burnett, Oct 1848 . . . Map (db m87851) HM
16 California, Tehama County, Butte Meadows — Bruff's CampLassen Trail
J.G. Buff, leader of the Washington City Mining Co., camped on this site from Oct. 21, 1849 to Dec. 31, 1849. While here guarding company goods, at what he called "his mt. lodge in prosperity", he aided, fed, and cheered many weary, hungry, and sick . . . Map (db m87733) HM
17 California, Tehama County, Butte Meadows — History of the Lassen Trail
The Lassen Trail was named for Peter Lassen, a native of Denmark who obtained a Mexican land grant, n 1844, for 22,000 acres of land near Vina, where Deer Creek enters the Sacramento River. Lassen was an inveterate trail blazer and inspired by . . . Map (db m88074) HM
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18 California, Tehama County, Butte Meadows — L-55 — Lassen Trail - Bruff's Camp
"The top of this hill is a narrow flat surface -... the hill is covered with tent wagons, oxen, mules, horses, men women, and children; some camps are on either side of the road, for several miles back." - J. Goldbrough Bruff, Oct 21, 1849 . . . Map (db m87731) HM
19 California, Tehama County, Butte Meadows — L-53 — Lassen Trail - Mill Creek Overlook
"The view below and before us truly grand - - the lofty mountains the stupendous rocks with the deep but magnificent vale below ... renders this one of the finest and most picturesque views I ever beheld" - Henry Austin, Oct 21 1849 . . . Map (db m87743) HM
20 California, Tehama County, Butte Meadows — L-52 — Lassen Trail - The Last Summit
"We gained the summit of greatest elevation. ... here we found 8 dead oxen, 2 discarded wagons, pieces of others, clothing, & c, scattered around" - J. Goldborough Bruff, Oct 21, 1849 Guidebook available Trails West Inc., P.O. Box . . . Map (db m87741) HM
21 California, Tehama County, Butte Meadows — L-54 — Lassen Trail - The NarrowsIshi Monument —
"There is an immense abyss on either side, we could look down thousands of feet. The side of the ridge seeming almost perpendicular" - Charles Glass Gray, Sep 29, 1849 Guidebook available Trails West Inc., P.O. Box 12045, Reno, NV 89510 . . . Map (db m87734) HM
22 California, Tehama County, Butte Meadows — L-56 — Lassen Trail - Unrecognizable Emigrants
"Could you see me I would not be recognized, dirty, filthy & ragged are fully equal in appearance (to) the natives excepting being in an entire state of nudity" - Wm. Steuben, Sep 20, 1849 Guidebook available Trails West Inc., P.O. . . . Map (db m87729) HM
23 California, Tehama County, Mill Creek — 1848 – Lassen Trail – 1849
Peter Lassen passed this way when he blazed 'The Lassen Trail' as he led a party of emigrants from Missouri to California by way of Deer Creek Pass.Map (db m58112) HM
24 California, Tehama County, Vina — L-62 — Lassen Trail - Lassen Rancho Site
"At Lassens ... saw many of the emigrants arriving here. They are broken down with the fatigue. Young men made old & stiff. Many dying with dysentary, fever, scurvey" - Pardon Tiffany, Oct 10, 1849 Guidebook available Tails West Inc. P.O. . . . Map (db m89185) HM
25 Nevada, Pershing County, Imlay — 49 — Applegate - Lassen Emigrant Trail Cutoff
Jesse and Lindsay Applegate headed south from Williamette Valley, Oregon, June 29, 1846, seeking a less hazardous route to that region from the east. On July 21, they came to a large meadow on the Humboldt River, what is now the nearby Rye Patch . . . Map (db m67379) HM
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