Emigrant Gap

Emigrant Gap (HM34D)

Location: Nevada City, CA 95959 Placer County
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N 39° 17.955', W 120° 40.369'

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The spring of 1845 saw the first covered wagons to surmount the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They left this valley, ascended to the ridge and turned westward to Old Emigrant Gap. The wagons were lowered by ropes to the floor of Bear Valley. Hundreds followed, before, during and after the Gold Rush. This was a hazardous portion of the Overland Emigrant Trail.

State Registered Landmark No. 403

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission.Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated June 25, 1950.
HM NumberHM34D
Marker Number403
Year Placed1950
Placed ByCalifornia Centennials Commission and Placer County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 700674 N 4352567
Decimal Degrees39.29925000, -120.67281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.955', W 120° 40.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 57.30" N, 120° 40' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18152-18198 I-80, Nevada City CA 95959, US
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