California Historical Landmarks in Lassen County
California Historical Landmark 763
Lassen Emigrant Trail
Veterans Lane and Bridge Street
Peter Lassen opened the Lassen Emigrant Trail in 1848 when he led a 12-wagon emigrant train from Missouri to California. The route passed near this place and was extensively travelled during the years 1848-53 by emigrants seeking gold, adventure, and a new life in the west. Because of the hardships of the route and the hostility of the Indians, the trail was little used after 1853.
California Registered Historic Landmark No. 763
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Bieber and Lassen County Chambers of Commerce and Lassen County Historical Society, September 10, 1961.