About Your Journey... Historical

About Your Journey... Historical (HM1UNF)

Location: Minden, NV 89423 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 0.234', W 119° 50.745'

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On the Trail Today

Whichever direction your travels take you, you're going to have a similar experience to what the California-bound immigrants had. You're going to see the same country, except for the towns and ranch meadows. The big difference, though, is that you'll be traveling at a much faster pace. From here, you can be in California in a couple of hours. For the emigrants, it was as much as month's journey. As you drive and look at the area, think about those people who plodded along day after day, through the thick alkali dust - headed toward dreams of gold or a new life.

The California Trail had its beginnings at several points along the Missouri River, and included several variant routes across the Great Basin and over the Sierra Nevada Mountains into California. With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, most travelers made the journey by rail.

You're Invited!

There are many California Trail sites like this one spread across Nevada. They're marked on this map.

As you stop at these sites, you'll learn more of what happened to these emigrants as they traveled across the Great Basin. Be sure to visit the California Trail Interpretive Center just west of Elko, Nevada.
Series This marker is part of the California Trail series
Placed ByUS Bureau of Land Management, State of Nevada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 253573 N 4321062
Decimal Degrees39.00390000, -119.84575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.234', W 119° 50.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 14.04" N, 119° 50' 44.7" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)775
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106-112 NV-206, Minden NV 89423, US
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