Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County

Washington Ridge Summit
  Washington Ridge Summit 11 December 2013
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Nevada City Emigrant Trail
Marker NC-3
Washington Ridge Summit
Alpha Omega Rest Stop
State Route 20

The trail marker reads:

Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit

"Climbing the steep mountain road [from Bear Valley] to the summit, we struck off in a westerly course, along a heavily timbered ridge"

John Steele, Sep 21, 1850

This trail marker is located a few feet from the commemorative marker for California Historical Landmark 628 (Alpha Hydraulic Diggings) and California Historical Landmark 629 (Omega Hydraulic Diggings).

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