Nobles Emigrant Trail – Susanville

Welcome! Today we'll follow the Nobles Emigrant Trail west out of Susanville. If you haven't read the post about the history of the trail yet, click here to check that out. It will give you an overview of who Nobles was, when he pioneered the trail, and what life was like in northern California just... Continue Reading →

Nobles Emigrant Trail – History

Hey all, and welcome back! Time to dive into the Nobles Emigrant Trail. Let’s start with some basic background – the who, what, where, when, and why. The Nobles Emigrant Trail was a pioneer wagon road that brought settlers into northern California. It was established in 1851 by William Nobles as a shorter, less-arduous option... Continue Reading →

Nobles Emigrant Trail

Hey all! For the next few posts of Off the Rails I’ll be touring a portion of the Nobles Emigrant Trail. The route was established by William H. Nobles in 1851 as a shortcut into the upper Sacramento Valley from the existing Applegate and Lassen Trails as they crossed into California from Nevada. The trail... Continue Reading →

New Directions

Hello all! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted any writing here, but that’s more to do with the state of the world and shifting focus than lack of interest. This page was originally put together to extend my writing on historic rail in San Diego, and to support my book Images of Rail:... Continue Reading →

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