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This campsite on the Kit Carson Emigrant Trail was a resting place for California settlers. It was named by members of the Mormon Battalion enroute to Salt Lake Valley. Three of their men, serving as advance trail scouts, were murdered here by unk…
Founded by Raymond Peter Plasse in 1853. It was a stopping place for emmigrants on the Carson Pass Trail on the route to California gold field.Dedicated by theJames W. Marshall ChapterOf E. Clampus VitusSeptember 15, 1984
Raymond Peter Plasse arrived 1850 in San Francisco. Mined gold at Volcano & Aqueduct. In 1853 started a trading post (now site) on Emigrant Road near Wester's Gap. & a log cabin (now used at Silver Lake. Traded supplies & fresh livestock with emig…
Broken dreams and hope, carried 2000 miles through scorching deserts and over loft mountains. At last...the sight of the promise land. Those of you who visit this grave carry a torch of love and hope (which this young girl lost), and pass it on, t…
Mormon-Carson Pass Emigrant Trail, the heavily-travelled gateway to California gold fields, was blazed in 1848 by discharged members of the Mormon battalion traveling east to join their families. Five hundred Mormon volunteers, recruited in Iow…