Emigrant Trail Terminus

Emigrant Trail Terminus (HM4OF)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 58.489', W 120° 22.132'

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Sonora was the goal of many emigrants traveling the various overland and sea routes.

The 1852 Clark-Skidmore Party of emigrants from Elizabethtown, Ohio and Lawrenceburg, Indiana struggled to force a wagon train up the Walker River and over the 10,000 ft. pass east of Sonora. In 1853, more than 2,000 emigrants with 20,000 cattle followed, creating a new emigrant road to Sonora.

Difficult for wagon travel, the Walker River and Sonora wagon route was soon abandoned. The Emigrant Wilderness area in the high country has been named to honor these pioneers. Following major changes, the trail became an important passenger and supply route between the Bodie gold regions and Sonora.
HM NumberHM4OF
Series This marker is part of the California Trail series, and the More Than Words series.
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Oregon-California Trails Association and E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 731105 N 4206287
Decimal Degrees37.97481667, -120.36886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.489', W 120° 22.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 29.34" N, 120° 22' 7.92" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1030 Greenley Rd, Sonora CA 95370, US
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