Gasquet Toll Road (Six Rivers National Forest)

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Del Norte County, California

Period of significance: 1881

Built from 1881-1886 by Chinese workers, this road provided the transportation linkage between Del Norte County and Oregon. The surface is of timber, dirt, and gravel and winds through the mountains. Anti-Chinese agitation peaked in 1886 and virtually all of the Chinese were expelled from the county. This is the only evidence of their contribution to the area.