#0315 Kit Carson Marker


#0315 Kit Carson Marker

Site information:

On State Hwy 88 (P.M. 5.2), at the snow park parking lot


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

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.

Registered 7/12/1939