Tuesday, March 29, 2016

California Historical Landmark #238

Swift's Stone Corral
California State Historical Landmark #238

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This landmark is located 1,000 feet south of Maxwell-Sites Road, 6.4 miles west of Maxwell, California. There are two other California State Historical Landmarks in Colusa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are 39° 17' 23.1" N 122° 18' 11.4" W.


The original owner and builder of this stone corral was Granville P. Swift, a native of Kentucky. In 1847 Swift began ranching in Stone Creek Valley in Colusa County. In 1850 he and his partner Frank Sears needed a corral and, as there was no timber in the surrounding country, they built one from the flat stones that were scattered over the area.

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