Tuesday, February 05, 2013

California Historical Landmark #799-3

Overland Emigrant Trail
California State Historical Landmark #799-3

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This site is located on Spenceville Road, 3.9 miles east of Highway 65, Wheatland, California. There are 6 other California State Historical Landmarks in Yuba County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 02.378 W 121° 23.102.

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California Historical Landmark #799-3

Approximately 1¼ miles east of this site is the historic Johnson's Crossing. This was the first settlement reached west of the Sierra and the last stop on the overland emigrant trail. Used as a camping spot for the pioneers, departure spot for the miners and a sojourning place for trappers, herdsmen and adventurers, the rescue party for the Donner party was organized and departed from this crossing February 5, 1847.

California Historical Landmark #799-3

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