Crossing the Summit - Weather or Not Historical

Crossing the Summit - Weather or Not Historical (HM1VTF)

Location: Calpine, CA 96124 Sierra County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.996', W 120° 29.404'

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In 1852 a pack trail was blazed from Sierra Valley over the summit to the placer mines of the North Yuba. Originally packers transported hay but within a few years this trade included beef, butter, barley, oats, hogs, and poultry.

On April 24, 1860, the Sierra Democrat reported that a 73-mule train packed a disassembled stage over Yuba Pass from Sierra Valley. The stage was reassembled in Downieville and driven by Ike Green on the Middle North Yuba Trail from Downieville to Jamison City, which is now Plumas-Eureka State Park.

In 1861-62 a road was completed from Downieville to Sierra City. The Sierra County Board of Supervisors then contracted for a road to be built from Sierra City to Sierraville but it was not completed until 1870. The Yuba Gap Wagon Road/Sierra Valley Turnpike collected tolls for several years.
Placed ByTahoe National Forest, Downieville Chamber of Commerce, Sierra County Historical Society, California Department of Transportation and the Downieville Lions Club
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Date Added Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 715453 N 4388215
Decimal Degrees39.61660000, -120.49006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.996', W 120° 29.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 59.76" N, 120° 29' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)530
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Forest Rte 12, Calpine CA 96124, US
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