Soldier's Bridge, California

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Soldier's Bridge is a former settlement in Lassen County, California.[1] It was located 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Susanville.[1]

In the summer of 1860, First Lieutenant Hamilton from the San Francisco Presidio and fifty men[2] built a bridge at the site, whence the name.

Soldier's Bridge was on the Nobles Emigrant Trail.[3]

A post office operated at Soldier's Bridge from 1864 to 1867.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 423. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  2. ^ Fairfield, Asa Merrill (1916). Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California. H. S. Crocker. p. 234. Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Nobles Trail". Emigrant Trails West. Retrieved 2013-12-31. Soldiers's Bridge at Marker N-24... located just south of Litchfield