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#799:  Overland Emigrant Trail

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Location:

SE side of Wolf Creek Bridge, State Hwy 49 (P.M. 3.61), 10 mi S of Grass Valley

39.061868,-121.088649

 

 

Plaque:

State plaque

Notes:

As of August 2013 the plaque was missing. It has since been replaced.


From the Guidebook:

Over a hundred years ago, this trail resounded to creaking wheels of pioneer wagons and the cries of hardy travelers on their way to the gold fields. It is estimated that over thirty thousand people used this trail in 1849. Here the old trail approaches the present highway.



©2009 David Schmitt