#0546 Applegate-Lassen Emigrant Trail (Fandango Pass)


#0546 Applegate-Lassen Emigrant Trail (Fandango Pass)

Site information:

Fandango Pass, 10.8 mi E of State Hwy 395 on Fandango Pass Rd (Co Rd 9), 9.2 mi W of Fort Bidwell


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

This spot marks the convergence of two pioneer trails used by emigrants during the years 1846-1850. The Applegate Trail, established in 1846, led from the Humboldt River in Nevada to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The Lassen Cutoff, established by Peter Lassen in 1848, turned south at Goose Lake to the northern mines and settlements of California. Plaque placed by California State Park Commission in cooperation with Modoc County Board of Supervisors and Alturas Parlor No. 159, Native Daughters of the Golden West, July 15, 1956.

Registered 1/27/1956