Noble Emigrant Trail, Litchfield!

Noble Emigrant Trail, Litchfield
Landmark #677 Lassen County Visited: Sept. 26, 2014 Plaque?  YES! 🙂
What is it? A plaque marking the less-dangerous Noble Emigrant Route to the mines of California!
What makes it historical? THE GUIDE SAYS: This route was first used in 1852 by emigrants to Northern California seeking to avoid the hardships of the Lassen Trail. It crossed the desert from the Humboldt River in Nevada, passed this point, and proceeded over the mountains to the town of Shasta. Later, 1859-1861, it was known as the Fort Kearney, South Pass and Honey Lake Wagon Road. On October 4, 1850, while hunting for Gold Lake, Peter Lassen and J. G. Bruff saw Honey Lake from this point.

OTHER TIDBITS: That pretty well sums it up!

How can I Help the Helpers? HERE’S HOW:

  • Volunteer with the Lassen County Historical Society!
  • Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
Where is this place? LISTED DIRECTIONS:
On State Hwy 395 (P.M. 80.5)
7.6 mi N of Litchfield, CA 96117

It’s closer to 7.4 miles north, on the right side of the road! In fact, it’s on the northeast corner of the intersection of Highway 395 and a dirt road called Viewland Road!

From Los Angeles: ~557mi (897km) — 9.3hrs
From Sacramento: ~222mi (358km) — 3.7hrs
From San Diego: ~644mi (1037km) — 10.8hrs
From San Francisco: ~308mi (496km) — 5.2hrs

When should I go? Whenever the mood strikes you!

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