Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Modoc County
The marker reads:Applegate Trail - Descent to Goose Lake
"Traveled ... to Goose Lake. The descent ... is sidling and dangers. While we were nooning here 2 wagons of other trains were upset and mashed to atoms" - Simon Doyle, Sep 19, 1849
Reading this marker, I was surprised to learn that hardy pioneers "nooned." I thought nooning was a modern indulgence limited to privileged women in Beverly Hills and the Upper East Side of Manhattan.