Overland Emigrant Trail - Wheatland, CA
Posted by: fresgo
N 39° 02.378 W 121° 23.102
10S E 639768 N 4322415
Quick Description: On the road to Beale Air Force Base.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 10:11:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM3WGP
The plaque reads
Approximately 1¼ miles east of this site is the historic Johnson 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 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 Registered Historical Landmark 799-3
Placed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Yuba County Historical Society. October 23, 1876
Marker Number: 799.00
Marker Name: Overland Emigrant Trail
Has Official CA Plaque: yes
Marker Dedication Date: 10/23/1976
as stated on the OHP site this marker is third in a series and is addressed at Grass Valley. This is actually located near 2694 Spenceville Road outside Wheatland, CA.
Website: [Web Link]
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.