Historical Marker Series

California Trail

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www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM2RE_saint-joseph_St-Joseph-MO.html
(Front): Renowned city of the Pony Express, St. Joseph was first settled as a trading post for the American Fur Company by Joseph Robidoux, 1826. Later he acquired the site and laid out a town in 1843. St. Joseph became an outfitting point for settlers in n…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM4OF_emigrant-trail-terminus_Sonora-CA.html
Sonora was the goal of many emigrants traveling the various overland and sea routes. The 1852 Clark-Skidmore Party of emigrants from Elizabethtown, Ohio and Lawrenceburg, Indiana struggled to force a wagon train up the Walker River and over the 10,000 ft…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM6YM_mormon-carson-pass-emigrant-trail_Pioneer-CA.html
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 Iowa, served …
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM7H4_schallenberger-cabin-site_Truckee-CA.html
Near this spot stood a small cabin built by 18 year old Moses Schallenberger and two other men. They were members of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy party of 1844, the first pioneers to take wagons over the Sierra Nevada, opening the Truckee Route of the Calif…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMAEA_french-camp_French-Camp-CA.html
Here was the terminus of the Oregon-California Trail used by the French-Canadian trappers employed by the Hudson's Bay Company from about 1832 to 1845. Michel La Framboise, among others, met fur trappers here annually where they camped with their families. …
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMD88_elm-grove-campground_Olathe-KS.html
For over three decades starting in 1827, Elm Grove Campground, one mile east of near the bridge on Cedar Creek, was an important frontier camp site. Thousands of Santa Fe traders, Oregon and California emigrants, missionaries, mountain men, soldiers and '49…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMDKR_santa-fe-trail_Leawood-KS.html
(limestone marker) "A Highway Between Nations"Sen. Thomas Hart Benton, 1825 (red granite marker) Santa Fe Trail1821 - 1872Marked by theDaugters of theAmerican Revolutionand theState of Missouri1909 New Santa Fe
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(black marker)New Santa Fe, also known as Little Santa Fe, was not much more than an Indian settlement when the first wagon trains passed through on the Santa Fe Trail in the early 1820's. A popular stopping place because of its grass, water and room for ca…
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Near this point John McCoy built a log trading post in 1833 which launched the settlement of Westport, with the town becoming the westernmost point of American civilization. From Westport, the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails reached out as tentacles…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HME1E_naming-of-carson-pass_Stantonville-CA.html
In February of 1844, John C. Fremont led a group of men over these mountains as they struggled to reach Sutter's Fort. Little did they know that the pass, which lay 20 to 30 feet under the snow beneath them, would be a major route for the Gold Rush in just …
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