#315:  Kit Carson Marker

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On State Hwy 88 (P.M. 5.2)



Private Plaque


Located at the rest stop/viewpoint.

From the plaque:

On this spot, which marks the summit of the Kit Carson Pass, stood what was known as the Kit Carson Tree on which the famous scout Kit Carson inscribed his name in 1844 when he guided the then Captain John C. Frémont, head of a government exploring expedition, over the Sierra Nevada mountains. The original inscription was cut from the tree in 1888 and is now in Sutter's Fort, Sacramento.

Erected by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, 1931.

2009 David Schmitt