“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Carson Trail - Crooked Trail Marker image, Touch for more information
By Alvis Hendley, October 22, 2022
Carson Trail - Crooked Trail Marker
1 California, Alpine County, Alpine Village — CR-39 — Carson Trail - Crooked Trail
"A part of the way the rocks cover the ground so large that it is with the greatest difficulty that we can find a place to drive our waggons [sic] through the trail is quite crooked" - Amasa Morgan, Jul 24, 1849Map (db m211141) HM
2 California, Alpine County, Alpine Village — CR-38 — Carson Trail - First Crossing in Mad Canyon
"The river here is…filled with large rocks. We crossed on a bridge but expect to ford the next times…We started through Mad Canyon which is rightly named…the hardest place for teams I ever saw" - Caroline L. Richardson, Sep 12, 1852Map (db m211142) HM
3 California, Alpine County, Alpine Village — CR-37 — Carson Trail - To West Carson Canyon
"Thence over a high sloping stony hill (sloping to the river) and down a steep hill to a canon or pass creek, where comes the first tug of war! Through the first range of the Sierra Nevada mountains" - Giles S. Isham, Aug 5, 1850Map (db m211139) HM
4 California, Alpine County, Kirkwood — CR-43 — Carson Trail - Ascent to Carson Pass
Front of Marker "After dinner we crossed the first mountain. The ascent is half a mile and much like going up the side of a house in steepness. With hughe stones in the road, aside the road and all around the road."- Henry Sheldon Anable, . . . Map (db m148705) HM
5 California, Alpine County, Meyers — LP-3 — Luther Pass Trail - Came to Grass Lake
"Passed over the summit of the first range and came to [Grass] lake situated nearly on the summit of the mountain....We began our decent [sic] down the mountain over as rough a road as we came up, into Lake Valley" - Luman A. Scott, Sep 8, 1859Map (db m212025) HM
6 California, Alpine County, Meyers — LP-2 — Luther Pass Trail - Luther Pass
"Then up hill [from Hope Valley] and away, steep and rugged and we at last gain the first summit of the Nevada Mountains [at Luther Pass] and down t'other side more rugged than ever" - John McTurk Gibson, Sep 3 1859...Map (db m212003) HM
7 California, Alpine County, Picketts Junction — CR-40 — Carson Trail - Hope Valley
"We immerged [sic] from the canon [sic] into a pretty valley in between two ranges of high mountains. Pretty pine trees were scattered over a small grass lawn, and a beautiful mountain stream passed through it." - Lorena L. Hayes, Sep . . . Map (db m211992) HM
8 California, Alpine County, Picketts Junction — LP-1 — Luther Pass Trail - Leaving the Carson Trail
"We crossed Carson River, for here we leave the Carson Route and take what is called the Johnson Route or 'Johnson's Cut-Off to Hangtown'." - J. Robert Brown, Sep 25, 1856Map (db m211987) HM
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9 California, Amador County, Singleton Springs — CR-55 — Carson Trail - Leek Springs — Carson Trail —
Stop(p)ed & camped Leek Springs. A beautiful little valley surrounded by a large pine and fur trees. The most romantic spot we have camped upon. Mendall Jewett, July 19, 1850.Map (db m227886) HM
10 California, Butte County, Berry Creek — B047 — Beckwourth Trail – Berry Creek
“We left here at half past four intending to go as far as Bidwell Bar. We passed on a bridge which crosses a pond made by damming a stream for the purpose of running (a) sawmill which is situated here” – James Woodworth, Aug. 19, . . . Map (db m61682) HM
11 California, El Dorado County, Placerville — CR-66 — Carson Trail - Wagon Road to Placerville
"We decided to head for Placerville and cast out lot digging gold, and we expect to pass into this place to night....We passed...a good many cradling out gold, and we are all very enthusiastic to get started" - Albert G. Paschal, Aug 18, 1859Map (db m211225) HM
12 California, El Dorado County, Placerville — CR-67 — Carson Trail - Wagon Road to Placerville
"Entered Pleasant Valley in which are established several trading posts....We moved on and...descended into a valley in which is situated a few log huts & 1 tavern. This place is named Ring(g)old." James G. Shields, Aug 13, 1850Map (db m211169) HM
13 California, El Dorado County, Pleasant Valley — CR-64 — Carson Trail - Descent to Pleasant Valley
"After descending from this ridge by a long twilight entered on as beautiful a valley as ever I laid eyes on called Pleasant Valley." - Peter Decker, Aug 7, 1849Map (db m211152) HM
14 California, El Dorado County, Pleasant Valley — CR-63 — Carson Trail - Pleasant Valley
"We reached what in our guide book was called 'Pleasant Valley Gold Mines'; where we found two or three tents, and a few men with their gold-washing pans." - Sarah Royce. Oct 24, 1849Map (db m210982) HM
15 California, El Dorado County, Pleasant Valley — CR-65 — Carson Trail - Wagon Road Junction
"Came on the forks of the road - the left hand leading to Sutters Fort & the right hand to...Coloma...We here took the right hand fork and went...through Wevervill (and) came on...farther to Hang Town" - James A. Pritchard, Aug 11, 1849Map (db m211151) HM
16 California, El Dorado County, Pollock Pines — CR-62 — Carson Trail - To Pleasant Valley
Carson Trail - To Pleasant Valley "Continued down the ridge upon which we traveled day before yesterday, occasionally descending deep valleys.... We reached what the Mormons call 'Pleasant Valley Gold Diggins.'" - P. C. Tiffany, Aug 24, 1849Map (db m211067) HM
17 California, El Dorado County, South Lake Tahoe — JC-10 — Johnson Cutoff - Ascent of Johnson Pass
"It took fifty men of us and all the oxen we could hitch to the wagons to take thirteen wagons up in two days. It takes all the men...and four yoke oxen to move an empty wagon...It is just like climbing a tree only worse." - William Gobin, Oct 1852Map (db m212031) HM
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18 California, El Dorado County, South Lake Tahoe — LP-4 — Luther Pass Trail - Enter Lake Valley
"After passing over this summit [Luther Pass] we enter Lake Valley [Lake Tahoe Basin]. Here we are camped, grass scarce. We had the roughest road down the mountain I ever saw." - John W. Powell, Sep 3, 1859Map (db m212026) HM
19 California, El Dorado County, South Lake Tahoe — LP-5 — Luther Pass Trail - Prepared for the Ascent
"We now prepared for the ascent of the mountain, we put all the oxen to one wagon, and started....The road is very steep in places, and runs up and along and around the side of the mountain" - J. Robert Brown, Sep 27, 1856Map (db m212028) HM
20 California, Lassen County, Chilcoot-Vinton — B-7 — Beckwourth Trail - Long Valley
"We descended in to the head of a beautiful valley here we found things requisite for camping ... our road led immediately down the valley from camp ... with a good level road all the way." - John C. Thorniley, Aug 16-17, 1852Map (db m148331) HM
21 California, Lassen County, Litchfield — N-26 — Nobles Trail - Soldiers Bridge
. . . Map (db m112609) HM
22 California, Lassen County, Old Station — N-36 — Nobles Trail - Butte Creek Meadow
"Day pleasant. Road has been excellent ... Has led us through beautiful glades and plains ... Tonight we camped at 'Butte Creek' a fine little stream with abundance." Benjamin Franklin Ruggles, Aug 15, 1859Map (db m148737) HM
23 California, Lassen County, Old Station — N-34 — Nobles Trail - Dry Valley
"Thence northwest winding westward through some timber into a dry valley, some grass near the west end of the valley ... here we camped some grass wood plenty but no water, having water in our keg." J. D. Randall, Aug 24, 1852Map (db m148185) HM
24 California, Lassen County, Susanville — N-28 — Nobles Trail - Big Spring
"10 ms. from the...head (of) Susan Valley you will find an excellent spring 150 yds. south of the road; but little grass here; grass is scarce on this ridge." J. D. Randall, Aug 23, 1852Map (db m148177) HM
25 California, Lassen County, Susanville — N-30 — Nobles Trail - Bridge Creek
"This is a fine valley and has the purest and coldest water a man ever drank ... I think this is the most pleasant camping place we have had, fine pine timbers ... Found the grave of Nancy Allen today." Gorham Gates Kimball, Jun 23, 1865Map (db m148179) HM
26 California, Lassen County, Susanville — N-29 — Nobles Trail - First Nobles Pass
"We have risen to a considerable heighth [sic] today, though our road has been up and down. We are now crossing the Sierra Nevada Mountains by 'Nobles Pass' said to be the easiest pass of three" Benjamin Franklin Ruggles, Aug 13, 1859Map (db m148178) HM
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27 California, Lassen County, Susanville — N-27 — Nobles Trail - Fork in the Road
"We commenced the ascent directly on leaving the city...The greater portion of the company took the road to Marysville while the remaining portion & ourselves included have taken the Red Bluff Road." Mary C. Fish, Sep 12, 1860Map (db m148037) HM
28 California, Lassen County, Susanville — N-26 — Nobles Trail - Rooptown
"This is a village of about 20 houses nearly all of which were built this summer. (It) is situated at the head of the valley... there is a hotel, store, blacksmith shop and... a saw-mill not far away." - Allen J. Tyrrell, Sep 8, 1860 . . . Map (db m87785) HM
29 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
30 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
31 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)
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 California, Modoc County, Davis Creek — A-32 — Applegate Trail - Descent to Goose Lake
"Traveled ... to Goose Lake. The descent ... is sidling and dangers. While we were nooning here 2 wagons of other trains were upset and mashed to atoms" - Simon Doyle, Sep 19 1849 Guidebook available Trails West Inc., P.O. Box 12045, . . . Map (db m87849) HM
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36 California, Modoc County, Davis Creek — A-31 — Applegate Trail - Descent to Lassen Creek
"Four miles to a beautiful little stream of pure cold water coming from the mountains to our left and emptying into Goose Lake ... Camped there ...Found plenty of ripe plums on the neighboring mountain sides." - Andrew Murphy, Sep 23, 1849Map (db m147338) HM
37 California, Modoc County, Davis Creek — A-33 — Applegate Trail - New Road to Yreka
"We leave the old Lawson Road for the new road to Shasta Valley (Yreka) to day It seems as if the road is one stone pile We have to goe a foot in such places for fear of getting our heads nocked off" Sophroni Helen Stone, Sep 13 1852 . . . Map (db m87850) HM
38 California, Modoc County, Davis Creek — A-37 — South Road - Applegate Trail
. . . Map (db m152266) HM
39 California, Modoc County, Davis Creek — A-35 — South Road - Devil's Garden
. . . Map (db m152255) HM
40 California, Modoc County, Davis Creek — A-36 — South Road - Fletcher Creek
. . . Map (db m152262) HM
41 California, Modoc County, Davis Creek — A-34 — South Road - McGinty Creek
. . . Map (db m152254) HM
42 California, Modoc County, Fort Bidwell — A-28A — Applegate Trail - Fandango Pass Ascent
"We arrived at the foot of the summit ridge, the top of which lay one mile distant ... Up we ascended, slowly but surely, by the toilsome climbing of the teams and by lifting of the members. ... at the wheels." - William Swain, Oct 11, 1849Map (db m147406) HM
43 California, Modoc County, Fort Bidwell — A-28B — Applegate Trail - Fandango Pass Descent
"Passing over the summit, which is a very narrow ridge, a broad,deep valley ... presented itself to our view, far below us ... We immediately descended the mountain, which on this side, is fearfully steep" - Amos Batchelder, Sep 25, 1849Map (db m147407) HM
44 California, Modoc County, Fort Bidwell — A-30 — Applegate Trail - Through the Forest
"Trees hundreds of feet high and 4-5-6 feet in diameter ... We can drive anywhere among the trees. Only the ground is covered with cobble stones" - E. W. Brooks, Sep 1, 1849Map (db m147888) HM
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45 California, Modoc County, Newell — A-44 — Applegate Trail - Bloody Point — California Historical Landmark No. 8 —
"Over divide to Tule Lake, on Lost River, passed in sight of Bloody Point where a train of emigrants were cut off last year. This afternoon Geo. W. Ebey killed a brant on the lake. Oh, so good to eat." - James Henry Bascomb Royal, Oct 19, 1853.Map (db m147563) HM
46 California, Modoc County, Newell — A-40 — Applegate Trail - Pothole Spring
"Camped at a magnificent spring of fresh cold water, which we called Goff's Spring, in honor of the newly elected lieutenant of the company." -Levi Scott, South Road Exploring Party, 1846Map (db m151903) HM
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 California, Nevada County, Alta Sierra — T-62 — Truckee Trail - All Hills and Ravines
"The country here is all hill & ravine the soil red or yellow mixed with small stones & gravel - Timber mostly pine some oak & cov[ere]d with dried up weeds no grass except in some ravines" - William Edwin Chamberlain, Aug 16, 1849Map (db m149137) HM
52 California, Nevada County, Alta Sierra — T-63 — Truckee Trail - Among the Foothills
"Now that we are among the foot hills the pines have disappeared and in their place beautiful evergreen oak is scattered here and there giving the appearance of old apple orchards." - A, J. McCall, Sep 14, 1849Map (db m149156) HM
53 California, Nevada County, Chicago Park — T-60 — Truckee Trail - Forks Right & Left
"[From Greenhorn Creek] we past [sic] up a steep ascent (doubled teamed) & came to the forks of the road. The right goes by the way of Yuba & left straight on by Johnsons [Ranch] We taken [sic] the left." - Augustus Ripley Burbank, Sep . . . Map (db m149130) HM
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54 California, Nevada County, Cisco Grove — T-47 — Truckee Trail - Ascent to Lake and Valley
"Traveled six miles down Eubah then took to the left over the mountain passed a lake on our left on top of the mountain [Crystal Lake] drove ... to a valley on our left [Six Mile Valley] and encamp" - William P. Thompson, Aug 28, 1850Map (db m149761) HM
55 California, Nevada County, Higgins Corner — T-66 — Truckee Trail - Approaching Sacramento Valley
"We are evidently approaching the plains [of Sacramento Valley]. The hills are decreasing in magnitude & every thing indicates that we have gotten through the most difficult part of the mountains." - Jacob R. Snyder, Sep 25, 1845Map (db m149139) HM
56 California, Nevada County, Higgins Corner — T-65 — Truckee Trail - Last of the Foothills
"Our road led through the last of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The road was still not overly good, yet the worst was behind us. ...By afternoon we had the last woodlands behind us" - Heinrich Lienhard, Oct, 1846Map (db m149138) HM
57 California, Nevada County, Nevada City — NC-9 — Nevada City Road - Leaving Washington Ridge
"We dared not lets them browse among the trees lest, by feeding on the poison oak, it might prove...fatal to them.... We therefore sought a place of greater safety,...through a forest of pine and cedar." - John Steele, Sep 22, 1850Map (db m148909) HM
58 California, Nevada County, Nevada City — NC-6 — Nevada City Road - No Water on Washington Ridge
"We camped in the woods and chained our oxen to a tree and fed them a little hay that we got in [Bear] Valley for the purpose; we had no water for them, but got a little for ourselves by going a mile for it." William B. Baker, Aug 31, 1852Map (db m149129) HM
59 California, Nevada County, Omega — NC-3 — Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit
"Climbing the steep mountain road [from Bear Valley] to the summit, we struck off in a westerly course, along a heavily timbered ridge" John Steele, Sep 21, 1850Map (db m148898) HM
60 California, Nevada County, Washington — NC-4 — Nevada City Road - Opposite Washington Diggings
"Traveled 16 miles of pretty good road except [from] Bear Valey [sic]. Hilly which was very steep. Camped in mountain opposite Washington [Diggings] on the Yuba River, No feed or water, but plenty of timber." - John Shin, Sep 30, 1850Map (db m148908) HM
61 California, Placer County, Soda Springs — T-42 — Truckee Trail - Leaving Summit Valley
About one mile from our camp and we left the valley to our right and went up a ravine on the left; 4 miles more brought us to a group of lakes (6 in number) the water in them was cool and beautifully clear - John Markle, August 22, 1849Map (db m149586) HM
62 California, Placer County, Soda Springs — T-43 — Truckee Trail - Through Boulder Field
You take off to the left of the valey [sic] (Summit Valley) Travel over much bad road The rock is all through the wood looking like waggons [sic] white cows and sheep Micajah Littleton, Sep 28, 1850Map (db m95644) HM
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63 California, Placer County, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort — T-41 — Truckee Trail - To Summit Valley
Dcinded abut 5 miles (from Roller Pass) throug lovly pine fur & ceder groves some of wich ... measured upwards of 33 feet and look as though they were 300 feet high. Came to a butifull little valley & campt - M. A. Violette, Sep 1, 1849Map (db m149497) HM
64 California, Plumas County, Beckwourth — B-10 — Beckwourth Trail - Head Waters of Feather River
"The road now continues down the valley ... thirteen miles. Here is a spring of water near the road, on the left. Also a small stream, the head waters of Feather River. ...Passed several [mountains] called buttes." - Henry T. Baldy, Sep 8, 1852Map (db m148732) HM
65 California, Plumas County, Beckwourth — B - 11 — Beckwourth Trail – The Road Forks
“Beckwiths House (is) the first house that I have seen since I left (Ft.) Laramie... at Beckwiths House the roads fork, the left hand goes to 76 & Maryesville, the right hand is called Beckwiths rout to Maryesville.” – John F. . . . Map (db m66177) HM
66 California, Plumas County, Chilcoot — B-8 — Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Pass
"Trow informed us we were in California, when father gave three loud cheers, which echoed from the rocks and hills about us. Willie said that he would not like to spend his life in California if this was it." - Harriet S. Ward, Oct 1, 1853Map (db m148728) HM
67 California, Plumas County, Meadow Valley — B-35 — Beckwourth Trail – Grizzly Creek
“Crossed a brook with high banks, where Squire Stephens upset the wagon he was driving in which was Philip Linthicum and he was hurt very badly” – John Dalton, Sep. 2, 1852Map (db m56549) HM
68 California, Plumas County, Meadow Valley — B-34 — Beckwourth Trail – Haskins Valley
“... camped in order to cut some grass to feed along the road ahead, and also on account of P. Linthicum who was still very sick; not expected to live.” – John Dalton, Sep. 3, 1852Map (db m56548) HM
69 California, Plumas County, Meadow Valley — B 33 — Beckwourth Trail – Rich Valley
Now under water, Rich Valley and Bucks Ranch (1850) made a superb stopping place for emigrants of 1851 and later. “Good grass, wood and water” – John Dalton, Sep. 1, 1852Map (db m56536) HM
70 California, Plumas County, Quincy — B-24A — Beckwourth Trail – American Ranch
This marker stands on part of the American Ranch of 1850. A way stop for emigrants of 1851 and later. “Here were obtained some fine vegetables...” Joshua Variel. Sept. 17, 1852Map (db m56403) HM
71 California, Plumas County, Quincy — B-23 — Beckwourth Trail – Greenhorn Creek Canyon
Trail route, 1851 and later. “Drove... through the canyon crossing the creek five times, two miles over the roughest road I ever saw” – Joshua Variel, Sep 16, 1852.Map (db m56500) HM
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72 California, Plumas County, Quincy — B-24 — Beckwourth Trail – New England Ranch
“Had a hard road, crooked & rocky. Had to cross (Greenhorn) creek 8 times in going 5 miles. Got down to the New England Ranch at noon, camped here for today.” - Chester Smith, Sep. 27, 1852.Map (db m66159) HM
73 California, Plumas County, Vinton — B-9 — Beckwourth Trail - Beckwourth Valley
"We beheld a large valley spread out before us, surrounded by majestic mountains covered with pine and snow. Six miles down the valley brought us into camp on the banks of a branch of Feather River." - Jacob S Hayden, Aug 19, 1853Map (db m148730) HM
74 California, Shasta County, Anderson — N-58 — Nobles Trail - Bear Creek
"Rolled on to Bear Creek a distance of about 14 miles and encamped on a small island near the creek... many grapes nearly ripe along the banks and grizzly bears are said to be plenty." - Joseph R. Bradway, Sep 12, 1853Map (db m149411) HM
75 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-27 — Nobles Trail - Butte Creek
"We finally reached Black Butte Creek and followed it to Black Butte Lake. The lake was three miles long and on its left shore was a volcano which had been active a few years before." Tosten Kittelsen Stabek, 1852Map (db m148275) HM
76 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-40 — Nobles Trail - Devil's Half Acre
"Then some miles of very rocky road amongst which is the piece called the 'Devils Half Acre', then tolerable road for rest of the day" - Benjamin Franklin Ruggles, Aug 16, 1859Map (db m149314) HM
77 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-39 — Nobles Trail - Hat Creek Rim
"Day pleasant. First part of afternoon had down hill road and good, then had a long and very rocky hill to go down road very winding." - Benjamin Franklin Ruggles, Aug 16, 1859Map (db m149214) HM
78 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-41 — Nobles Trail – Hat Creek Station
“Drove 5 miles to Hat Creek Station (Old Station). Wild looking place. Signs of Indians. They have been here of late fishing.” Gorman Gates Kimball, Jun 19, 1865Map (db m58127) HM
79 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-42 — Nobles Trail - Little Hat Creek Hill
"Drove to Little Hat Creek (Hill) 6 miles, a beautiful little mountain valley with Hat Creek running through it. - Very good road today." Gorman Gates Kimball, Jun 19, 1865Map (db m148336) HM
80 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-44 — Nobles Trail - Lost Camp Station
"Tonight we are camped at 'Lost Camp Station' which is 8 miles below Hat Creek Station. Good water here but grass is enclosed...Have seen some very high mountains today" - Benjamin Franklin Ruggles, Aug 16, 1859Map (db m149158) HM
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81 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-43 — Nobles Trail - Lost Creek Route 1855 & Later
"Drove up Hat Creek Crost [sic] it (Went) over a rockey [sic] ridge up a level flat & over some small bluffs to a creek (Lost Creek) Drove up it to a ranch and camped" A. L. Covel, Sep 5, 1859Map (db m148738) HM
82 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-35 — Nobles Trail - Poison Lake
"Very cold froze hard in camp last night ... We rolled on over a rough stony road ... and put up near a small pond fine feed and good water ... ducks & geese plenty ... This evening our camp presents a cheerful scene." J. R. Bradway, Sep 7, 1853Map (db m148273) HM
83 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-38 — Nobles Trail - Snow Capped Mountains
"There has been snow capped mountains in sight for the last week: this evening Shasta Peak, Lawsons Butte are in plain view & they resemble large banks of snow." - Mary C. Fish, Sep 14, 1860"Map (db m149213) HM
84 California, Shasta County, Old Station — N-48 — Nobles Trail – Third Nobles Pass
“We had at starting 5 miles up-hill travel mostly of a gradual ascent. This brought us to the summit of the hill from which Sacramento Valley may be seen.” Allen J. Tyrell, Sep 14, 1860Map (db m58129) HM
85 California, Shasta County, Redding — N-60 — Nobles Trail - Canon House
"Started and travailed [sic] some sixteen milles [sic] and camped within forty rodds [sic] (220 yards) of the Canon House for the night" - Ransom Josiah Arnold, Sep 11, 1860Map (db m149413) HM
86 California, Shasta County, Shasta — N-61 — Nobles Trail - Shasta City
"We was [sic] informed that the citizens of Shasta had prepared a dinner at the St. Charles Hotel for the emegrants [sic]...We was [sic] the first train of waggons [sic] that ever come [sic] into Shasta on the . . . Map (db m148328) HM
87 California, Shasta County, Shingletown — N - 56 — Nobles Trail – Charley’s Ranch
“Traveled 15 miles to Charley’s Ranch and camped there. Good water, drove the stock 2 miles to grass, here we heard the first chicken crow, and saw the first hog.” - John S.L. Taylor, Sep. 2, 1854Map (db m70349) HM
88 California, Shasta County, Shingletown — N-57 — Nobles Trail - Foot of the Mountain Station
This site was an early stopping place for emigrants using the Nobles Trail and became a stage and freighting station established by William W. L. Smith in 1858. Site of Foot of the Mountain Station is one mile north of Dersch Road.Map (db m149410) HM
89 California, Shasta County, Shingletown — N - 53 — Nobles Trail – Junction
. . . Map (db m70346) HM
90 California, Shasta County, Shingletown — N-55 — Nobles Trail - Shingletown
The two branches of the Nobles Trail rejoined near Shingletown and continued westward to Shasta City. Shingletown was named after the numerous shingle mills in the area.Map (db m149326) HM
91 California, Shasta County, Summertown — N-49 — Nobles Trail - Manzanita Creek
"Traveld 7 miles. Road very hard to brake on account of stone & chaperal brush. Encamped on Rassberry (Manzanita) Creek. Grass rather (poor) but abundenc(e) of Mt Rassberrys." - Solomon Kingery, Aug 17, 1852Map (db m149161) HM
92 California, Shasta County, Summertown — N-47 — Nobles Trail - Table Mountain
"Drove up a hill (at the trail junction we took) the left hand road past peek [sic] (Table Mountain) on our left)" - A. L. Covel, Sep 6, 1859Map (db m149160) HM
93 California, Shasta County, Viola — N-52 — Nobles Trail - Battle Creek Ford
"Our road still runs a westerly direction pretty level road but very thick large timber to Battle Creek... Steep banks; ford good. Swift current 25 ft. wide 2 ft. deep; very clear good water." - J. D. Randall, Aug. 28, 1852Map (db m149324) HM
94 California, Shasta County, Viola — N-51 — Nobles Trail - Deer Flat
"Deer Flat is quite a little valley. Here were two ranches or farms. Emigrants stop here to rest and recruit their stock...We lay over eights day [sic]" - John Murray Mickey, Aug 12, 1854Map (db m149319) HM
95 California, Shasta County, Viola — N-50 — Nobles Trail - Manzanita Chute
"Six miles farther (from Lost Creek) over a very rough road and some very large hills to another creek (Manzanita Creek). Previous to reaching this stream passed over an extensive plain of Manzanita" - J. R. Bradway, Sep 10, 1853Map (db m149316) HM
96 California, Sierra County, Alleghany — HP-13 — Henness Pass Road - Plum Valley
Beginning in 1854, John Bope's Ranch and Inn was a major stopping place on the Ridge Road. "3-1/2 miles to Tavern in Plum Valley, here we campt, diggings all around here." - Loring S. Comstock, Aug 28, 1855Map (db m99648) HM
97 California, Sierra County, Alleghany — HP-12 — Henness Pass Road - To Ridge Junction
"On again (along ridge), 2 miles to Gallaway's Rancho, then 4 miles to Forest City, to right of road and Orleans Flat (and Alleghany) to left of road. - Loring Samuel Comstock, Aug 28, 1855.Map (db m99646) HM
98 California, Sierra County, Downieville — HP-11 — Henness Pass Road - Downieville
"Went to Downieville, called one of the smartest mining towns in the country, containing some 4, or 5,000 inhabitants, buildings in the business part of town are very well built a great deal of business is done" - Winslow Blake, Aug 25, 1852Map (db m99645) HM
99 California, Sierra County, Verdi, NV — T-24 — Truckee Trail - Rocky Ravine
"We took up the mountain side through a rough and rocky, but not very steep, ravine. Large pines, firs and cedars abound,...some of which are fully six feet through." - Isaac J. Wistar, Aug 17, 1849Map (db m148733) HM
100 California, Siskiyou County, Dorris — A-50, Y-1 — South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail / Yreka Trail - The Trail Forks
(front plaque) South Road - Forks Of The Yreka Trail “All in need of provisions were supplied by a government agent at this camp. Near this point the road forks-one leading to Jacksonville, in Oregon, and the other to . . . Map (db m151605) HM

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