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Historic Sites - California

Here are links to some notable historc sites found along Route 40.

IconAlder Creek Donner Camp (Truckee, CA)

Donner CrossDonner Cross (Graves Cabin Site) (Truckee, CA)
"This wooden cross used to mark the site of the cabin of the Graves family from the Donner Party. The site of the cabin is now an agricultural inspect......"

Pioneer MemorialDonner Memorial State Park (Emigrant Trail Museum) (Truckee, CA)
"This park and museum are at one of the locations where the ill-fated Donner Party camped during the winter of 1846-47. The museum contains displays a......"

IconDonner Pass (Truckee, CA)

IconOld Post Office (Auburn, CA)
"This is the oldest continuously operating post office west of the Mississippi River!......"

Chinese section of Auburn, 1937Chinese Section (Auburn, CA)

Old Fire HouseOld Fire House (Auburn, CA)
"Buiult in 1891, this firehouse remained in use until 1952......."

Sutter's FortSutter's Fort State Historic Park (Sacramento, CA)

State CapitolState Capitol (Sacramento, CA)

IconBancroft Library (Berkeley, CA)

City HallCity Hall (Berkeley, CA)

Castro-Alvarado AdobeCastro-Alvarado Adobe (site) (San Pablo, CA)
"This location is now the San Pablo City Hall......."

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