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Alturas is located on the Pit River, east of the center of Modoc County, at an elevation of 4370 feet (1332 m). As the county seat, the town is a home to regional government offices, including a California Highway Patrol office and a state Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Fun fact: Scenes from Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 film, “Gold Rush,” were shot in the snowy mountains of this California town. Where to play: Truckee is teeming with outdoor adventures, from skiing to mountain biking, but sometimes all you need is a nice place to sit and sip a glass of wine. The Truckee River Winery offers just that—sample a ...
Brigham Young brought his Mormon flock into Utah, and many settled in neighboring Nevada. When gold was discovered in California in 1848, gold-rush-fever brought scores of wagon trains through this dry desert land; Las Vegas became a stop along the route west, and in just over a decade, the future (and history) of Nevada would change dramatically.
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Oregon Trail, in U.S. history, an overland trail between Independence, Missouri, and Oregon City, near present-day Portland, Oregon, in the Willamette River valley. It was one of the two main emigrant routes to the American West in the 19th century, the other being the southerly Santa Fe Trail.
Complete Napa Valley California Wine History from Early 1800’s to Today. Everything about the complete history of Napa Valley, the California wine making industry, and Sonoma County history from the 1800’s to today. It covers everything you want to know and more about the wines, wineries, wine makers, and vineyards in the Napa Valley and ...
Holcomb Valley Road is a 10.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fawnskin, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and ohv/off road driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL Map Sketch and Route Following the discovery of gold in California, President James Polk's Message to Congress on December 5, 1848, set off a raging epidemic of gold fever. 40,000 gold seekers came to California by sea.
It rises 7,000 feet from the rugged foothills north of Ojai, in Ventura County. Known as Pine Mountain, it is home to rare California chaparral, hundreds of species of native plants and wildlife ...