Del Norte County August 22, 1993
One great thing about summers in this part of the northwest are the wild blackberries growing by the roadside. Instant snacks most everywhere you go, and right here by the landmark was perfectly ripe crop.
This is the second plank road covered by these dispatches, the first being the one over the dunes by the Mexican forder in Imperial County some 900 miles away from this spot. The purpose of the use of planks here was similar, in that you’d get stuck in the rubble of a multi-canopied old-growth forest just like you would over desert sand dunes. So, till better equipment came along, planks were a good way to go.
A turnpike generally means they’re going to charge you money to use it. ‘Turnpike’ was the name of some company in
The photo shows the trellis bridge over
This was the first road to Del Norte County from anywhere with original investors conjuring up $50,000 in stock to get it rolling. Today, you can now easily hike, drive, and tour what is known as the
Plaque inscription: NO. 645 CRESCENT CITY PLANK AND TURNPIKE ROAD - This was the route of the Crescent City Turnpike, constructed in 1858. Following the present
Google maps: 41.801519,-124.141206