Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
The marker reads:Emigrant Trail to Nevada City
In 1850, the year after the fabulous gold strike on Deer Creek in Nevada City, the Overland Emigrant Trail branched off the original Bear River route at Bear Valley, climbed Washington Ridge and passed this point on its way to Nevada City and Sacramento Valley. Soon thereafter the trail became a toll road and later a public road. The deep vehicle ruts can still be seen as they cross and recross Highway 20 many times.
Placed by the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission
Funded by Mr. and Mrs. David Fluke
Nevada City, 1991
Trails West has placed markers at individual campsites along the Emigrant Trail.
Among them are: