Kit Carson

Kit Carson (HM7RK)

Location: Markleeville, CA 96120 Alpine County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 41.633', W 119° 59.235'

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On this spot, which marks the summit of the Kit Carson Pass stood what was known as the Kit Carson Tree on which the famous scout Kit Carson inscribed his name in 1844 when he guided the then Captain John C. Fremont, head of a government exploring expedition over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Above is a replica of the original inscription cut from the tree in 1888 and now is in Sutter's Fort, Sacramento.
HM NumberHM7RK
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
Marker Number315
Year Placed1931
Placed ByThe Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 240191 N 4287043
Decimal Degrees38.69388333, -119.98725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.633', W 119° 59.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 37.98" N, 119° 59' 14.10" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250-262 Carson Pass Hwy, Markleeville CA 96120, US
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