Tragedy Spring

Tragedy Spring (HME1A)

Location: Pioneer, CA 95666 Amador County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 38.364', W 120° 8.817'

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No 338

— Erected 1967 —

This campsite on the Kit Carson Emigrant Trail was a resting place for California settlers. It was named by members of the Mormon Battalion enroute to Salt Lake Valley. Three of their men, serving as advance trail scouts, were murdered here by unknown persons June 27, 1848. Battalion friends, arriving a few days later, buried them in a common grave and carved their names (Henderson Cox, Ezra Allen, Daniel Browett) on a nearby tree, thus preserving the grave's location.
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HM NumberHME1A
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
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Marker Number338
Year Placed1967
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers, Sacramento County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 748322 N 4280623
Decimal Degrees38.63940000, -120.14695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.364', W 120° 8.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 21.84" N, 120° 8' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 Tragedy Springs Rd, Pioneer CA 95666, US
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