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#281:  O'Byrne Ferry

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Location:

Hwy 48 (P.M. 0.3), O'Byrne Ferry Rd

37.89928,-120.571282

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

In 1852 a chain cable bridge replaced the ferries that once crossed here and was supplanted in turn by a covered truss structure in 1862. Some writers claimed that this was the location of Bret Harte's Poker Flat. In late "49" there was a large camp here, with miners washing gold out on both banks of the Stanislaus River.

Replaced by Calaveras County Historical Society 1993.



©2009 David Schmitt