First Pioneer Wagons Over The Sierra NevadaOn May 22, 1844, this small wagon party of 50 men, women and children "jumped off" from Council Bluffs, Iowa, bound for California. These courageous pioneers were the first emigrants to take wagons over the Sierra Nevada, opening the Truckee Route of the California Trail.
|Series||This marker is part of the California Trail series|
|Placed By||Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission, September 24, 1994|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 731136 N 4355579|
|Decimal Degrees||39.31876667, -120.31885000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 19.126', W 120° 19.131'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 19' 7.56" N, 120° 19' 7.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||530, 775, 415|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19322-19326 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee CA 96161, US|
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