Tuesday, April 07, 2009

California Historical Landmark #493

Johnson's Ranch
California State Historical Landmark #493

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This landmark is located in Tomita Park on Front Street between Fourth and Main Streets, Wheatland, California. There are 6 other California State Historical Landmarks in Yuba County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 00.622 W 121° 25.392.

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The first settlement reached in California by emigrant trains using the Emigrant ('Donner') Trail, this was an original part of the 1844 Don Pablo GutiƩrrez land grant. It was sold at auction to William Johnson in 1845, and in 1849 part of the ranch was set aside as a government reserve-Camp Far West. In 1866, the town of Wheatland was laid out on a portion of the grant.


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