California Historical Landmarks in Plumas County
California Historical Landmark 336
Highway 70 (PM 95.8)
Beckwourth Pass, at an elevation of 5,221 feet, the lowest pass in the Sierra Nevada, was discovered in 1851 by James P. Beckwourth. The monument is dedicated to the discoverer and to the pioneers who passed along this trail.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation