#0336 Beckwourth Pass


#0336 Beckwourth Pass

Site information:

Beckwourth 's Pass, S side of State Hwy 70 (P.M. 95.8), 1.5 mi E of Chilcoot


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Emigrant Trail

Beckwourth Pass, Elevation 5221

Lowest pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Discovered in 1851 by James P. Beckwourth

Dedicated to the discoverer and to the pioneers who passed along this trail by the Las Plumas Parlor No. 254 N.D.G.W. May 1937

No desert’s waste nor redskins bold could swerve them from this western stand, naught could their courage e’er dismay in onward trudging day by day. A.W. Wern

Registered 8/8/1939