Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stagecoach Trail

Dijukno The Stagecoach Trail in Auburn, California was originally a toll road built in 1852 known as Yankee Jims Turnpike and later as Old Stagecoach Road? The original road led to a
toll bridge over the North Fork American River just upriver from Clarks Hole, and from there, to the towns of Yankee Jims and Iowa Hill. In the late1800s, Yankee Jims was a popular mining area, and Foresthill was yet to be developed. In 1875, the original toll bridge was replaced with a wooden covered bridge (pictured in the kiosk located at the top of the trail, off Russell Rd). In the 1870’s, tolls on the bridge ranged from 6¢ for a cow to 50¢ for a horseman and $1 for a wagon and two horses. There were numerous stagecoach holdups along this trail, most notably in 1873 and again in 1880.

Map and Compass

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