Old Emigrant Road

Old Emigrant Road (HM6WJ)

Location: Bear Valley, CA 95223 Alpine County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 27.609', W 120° 2.847'

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This Sierra Crossing used by Jedediah Smith 1821 - Major John Ebbetts 1850 - Snowshoe Thompson 1856-76 - Gold Seekers 1850's. Old road left Carson Pass Road in Hope Valley, crossed Border Ruffian Pass to Hermit Valley, Pacific Summit and through Bear Valley to Big Trees. Big Trees Carson Valley Turnpike Co. built toll road over Ebbetts Pass to Silver Mountain in 1860's. Harvey Blood collected tolls at this point from 1864-1910.
HM NumberHM6WJ
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1964
Placed ByMatucca Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 757623 N 4261002
Decimal Degrees38.46015000, -120.04745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.609', W 120° 2.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 36.54" N, 120° 2' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 395 Station House Rd, Bear Valley CA 95223, US
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