#799-2:  Overland Emigrant Trail

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2008 Hampshire Rocks Rd

Plaque: 39.306620,-120.517660




State Plaque



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. Rocks near this site still bear the marks of wagon wheels. For those early travelers, the next ordeal was a tortuous descent into Bear Valley.

David Schmitt