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Covered Wagon

Dutch Flat-Donner Pass Road

Originally called the Lake Pass Turnpike, the Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road was created by Charlie Crocker, Edwin Crocker, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford and Collis Huntington in 1861 and a supply route for the yet unbuild Central Pacific Railroad line across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The road ran between Dutch Flat, California and Verdi, Nevada (east of Donner Lake the road followed existing emigrant trails). When the road was first constructed it was a toll road, howevere, it became a free public road in 1871.

Various alignments of Route 40 followed or paralleled this old road.

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1864 ad for the Dutch Flad Wagon Road
1864 ad for the Dutch Flad Wagon Road.

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