#0438 Parrott's Ferry


#0438 Parrott's Ferry

Site information:

Vista area on Parrott's Ferry Rd, Calaveras side of Columbia-Vallecito Highway Bridge over Stanislaus River, 5 mi NW of Columbia

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


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Parrott's Ferry

Site of ferry crossing established 1860 by Thomas H. Parrott connecting mining towns of Tuttletown and Vallecito. Ferry in operation until 1903 when first bridge built. Ferry boat of flat bottom wooden construction propelled on heavy cables. Cable anchorage in large boulder Calaveras side of river still visible (1949) at low water, sandbag dam built to form small lake.

Tablet placed by California Centennial Commission. Base provided by Aronos Research Club of Sonora. Dedicated October 2, 1949.

Registered 6/2/1949