Benson's Ferry
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 15.320 W 121° 26.430
10S E 636447 N 4235294
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #149
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 12:41:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM7JMG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 12

Long Description:
This river ferry, established in 1849, was purchased by John A. Benson in 1850. In 1852, Benson laid out the then-principal wagon road between Sacramento and Stockton. Following Benson's murder in 1859, the ferry was operated by his son-in-law, Ed Gayetty. The Gayetty house, built in the 1870's, still stands near the levee.
Marker Number: 149.00


County: San Joaquin

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 01/11/1935

S bank of N Fork Mokelumne River 100 ft W of County Rd J8, 3 mi N of Thornton

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