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#268:  West Point

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Location:

State Hwy 26 (P.M. 34.4) and Main St, West Point

38.397285,-120.527628

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

Named by famous scout Kit Carson while searching for a pass over Sierras. One emigrant road forked at Big Meadows, and north branch came directly to West Point. A thriving trading post prior to the gold discovery. Bret Harte, famous author, lived here for a period.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Mokelumne Lions Club. Dedicated July 3, 1949.



©2009 David Schmitt