Hundreds of "T" markers like this have been placed by the Trails West organization along several emigrant routes going to California. Hundreds of markers have been placed along the California Trail and its variations, including the Humboldt River route across Nevada, the Hastings Cutoff, the Applegate, Nobles, Beckwourth, Truckee, Yreka and Carson Trails. Trails West also publishes guidebooks for trail explorers, which can be purchased online.
Trails West, Inc. is a volunteer organization based in Reno, Nevada. For more information, visit the Trails West website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"At the noon halt... were several boiling springs, two of which were great curiosities, like twins standing side by side... They are about 30 feet in diameter... Here we did our washing, and cooked our beans in the spring." Isaac Foster at Double Hot Springs in 1849, along the Applegate Trail in the Black Rock Desert.
- Welcome to the California Trail Interpretive Center
- Emigrant journals tell the story at the California Trail Interpretive Center
- Crossing the Great Basin
- Wagons on the California Trail
- Provisioning wagons for the California Trail trek
- Camp life on the California Trail
- Indians and emigrants meet
- Seeing the Elephant
- The California Trail had multiple branches
- Gum San - Land of the Golden Mountain
- "T" markers along the California Trail