Overland Emigrant Trail

California State Historic Landmark 799-3

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#799-3 Overland Emigrant Trail
Approximately 1 1/4 miles east of this site is the historic Johnson's Crossing. This was the first settlement reached west of the Sierra and the last stop on the Overland Emigrant Trail. Used as a camping spot for the pioneers, departure spot for the miners, and a sojourning place for trappers, herdsmen, and adventurers. The rescue party for the Donner Party was organized and departed from this crossing February 5, 1847.

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Nothing remains of this site.


Spencerville Rd, 3.9 mi E of Hwy 65, near Wheatland.

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Donald Laird