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Old Emigrant Road, Caples Lake, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 38° 42.178 W 120° 02.189
10S E 757710 N 4287984
Quick Description: Marker comemoration an old Gold Rush trail
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 11:56:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM6F5W
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 18

Long Description:
Here the Old Emigrant Road of 1848 swung down across the meadow now covered by Caples Lake (Twin Lakes) and climbed along the ridge at the right to the gap at the head of the valley. From this summit (9,460 feet) it descended to Placerville. This rough and circuitous section became obsolete in 1863 when a better route was blasted out of the face of the cliff at Carson Spur.
Marker Number: 661.00

Marker Name: Old Emigrant Road

County: Alpine

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 07/11/1959

Lake Caples, on State Hwy 88 (P.M. 2.4), 173 mi W of Woodfords

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