First Wagons Across the Sierras

First Wagons Across the Sierras (HM14YS)

Location: Truckee, CA 96161 Nevada County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.38', W 120° 17.458'

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The Stephens - Townsend - Murphy Party, with guidance from old Caleb Greenwood and Chief Truckee, brought their wagons up the Truckee River bed and on Nov. 25, 1844 191 days out of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed this point and crossed the mighty Sierra summit directly to the west, blazing the famous California Emigrant Trail for all who followed.
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HM NumberHM14YS
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByChief Truckee Chapter 3691, E Camplus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 733526 N 4356121
Decimal Degrees39.32300000, -120.29096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.38', W 120° 17.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 22.80" N, 120° 17' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15963 S Shore Dr, Truckee CA 96161, US
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