Wednesday, August 26, 2009

California Historical Landmark #281

O'Bryne Ferry
California State Historical Landmark #281

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This landmark is located on County Highway 48 (O'Byrne Ferry Road), 7.1 miles southeast of Copperopolis, California in Calaveras County. There are 40 other California State Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 53.960 W 120° 34.280.

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California Historical Landmark #281

In 1852 a chain cable bridge replaced the ferries that once crossed here, to be supplanted in its turn by a covered truss structure in 1862. Some writers claimed this was the locale of Bret Harte's Poker Flat. In late '49 there was a large camp here, with miners washing gold out on both banks of the Stanislaus River.

California Historical Landmark #281

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