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The Willms Ranch
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 37° 48.040 W 120° 38.740
10S E 707277 N 4186309
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #415
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2009 4:18:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM734H
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 11

Long Description:
Arriving in California October 12, 1849, John R. Willms and John H. Kappelmann engaged in the hotel and butcher businesses in Buena Vista, in what is now Stanislaus County. They bought up mining claims and settler's claims until, by 1852, they had a tract of 3,600 acres. The 'KW' brand was the first in Tuolumne County in 1852. After the death of Kappelmann, Willms carried on alone, and the ranch has been owned by the Willms family ever since.
Marker Number: 415.00


County: Stanislaus

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 11/15/1948

On Willms Rd, 1.3 mi S of State Hwy 120 (P.M. 170), 1.9 mi S of Knights Ferry

Website: Not listed

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