California Historical Landmarks in Yuba County

California Historical Landmark 799-3
Overland Emigrant Trail
Camp Beale Highway
Wheatland
Year 1847

California Landmark 799-3: Overland Emigrant Trail
  California Landmark 799-3: Overland Emigrant Trail
14 December 2005
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Overland Emigrant Trail

Approximately 1¼ miles east of this site is the historic Johnson's Crossing. This was the first settlement reached west of the Sierra and the last stop on the overland emigrant trail. Used as a camping spot for the pioneers, departure spot for the miners and a sojourning place for trappers, herdsmen and adventurers, the rescue party for the Donner party was organized and departed from this crossing February 5, 1847.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 799-3

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Yuba County Historical Society. October 28, 1976.

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