Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party Historical

Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party Historical (HM1SUR)

Location: Emigrant Gap, CA 95715 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 18.366', W 120° 31.064'

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In 1844, the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party became the first wagon party to cross the Sierra Nevada. A portion of the group spent the winter nearby along the Yuba River, before continuing to Sutter's Fort in the spring of 1845. Their pioneering effort marked the opening of the Truckee Route of the California Trail.
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByTahoe National Forest, Nevada and Placer County Hist. Societies, Oregon Calif. Trails Assoc., Truckee Donner Hist. Soc., Sierra State Park Assc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 714027 N 4353683
Decimal Degrees39.30610000, -120.51773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.366', W 120° 31.064'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 21.96" N, 120° 31' 3.84" W
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Area Code(s)530
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49680 Hampshire Rocks Rd, Emigrant Gap CA 95715, US
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