Sonora-Mono Road - Sugar Pine, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 03.669 W 120° 11.969
10S E 745696 N 4216303
Quick Description: A Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail historical marker placed for Sonora-Mono Toll Road.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 8:44:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMKH65
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 6

Long Description:
The oldest trans-Sierra emigrant trail to California crossed over the Sonora Pass. Today’s Highway 108 is much the same route as the Old Sonora-Mono Toll Road. The toll road was constructed to increase the flow of supplies from Tuolumne County to new gold camps on the east side of the Sierra Nevada.

The plaque reads:

Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Sonora Pass - Mono Road

Toll Gate, Fine Hotel and Stables near this spot 1850's.
Jedediah Smith reputed to have been first white man to cross
over or near Sonora Pass, 1827. Portion of Road built by
Tuolumne County Water Co., 1852. Surveyed to Bridgeport,
Mono County, 1860. Completed 1864 when six horse team
took three weeks for round trip, Sonora to Bridgeport.

State Registered Landmark No. 422
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission.
Base provided by Sonora Lions Club
Dedicated December 11, 1949
Marker Number: 422.00


County: Tuolumne

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 3/4/1949

On State Hwy 108 (P.M. 14.5) at Sugar Pine cutoff, Sugar Pine

Website: [Web Link]

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