#0645 Crescent City Plank and Turnpike Road


#0645 Crescent City Plank and Turnpike Road

Site information:

SE corner of Parkway Dr and Elk Valley Rd, Crescent City


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Pioneer Stage Road to Oregon

Constructed in 1858, this was the route of the Crescent City Turnpike. Following the present Elk Valley Road to Old Camp Lincoln, it then crossed the ridge, forded Smith River to Low Divide, and continued to Jacksonville, Oregon by way of various gold camps.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Del Norte County Historical Society, August 23, 1958.

Registered 4/28/1958