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Home California Amador County County Kirkwood Old Emigrant Road

Old Emigrant Road

On State Hwy 88 (P.M. 63.1) at Mud Lake Rd, 8.7 mi W of Kirkwood , Kirkwood, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 37' 41.3364", -120° 12' 31.41"
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Here the Old Emigrant Road began a long loop around the Silver Lake basin, reaching an elevation of 9,640 feet at one place. This difficult portion of the road was used by thousands of vehicles from 1848 to 1863, when it was superseded by a route approximating the present highway.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
Old Emigrant Road Historical Marker Location Map, Kirkwood, California Map