#0422 Sonora-Mono Road


#0422 Sonora-Mono Road

Site information:

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

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Sonora Pass - Mono Road

Toll gate, fine hotel, and stables near this spot in the 1850's. Jedediah Smith reputed to have been the first white man to cross over or near Sonora Pass, 1827. Portion of the road was 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.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base provided by Sonora Lions Club. Dedicated December 11, 1949.

Registered 3/4/1949