#0270 Kingston


#0270 Kingston

Site information:

Kingston Park, Douglas Ave, .4 mi W of 12-3/4 Ave, 1.1 mi SW of Laton

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


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:


Founded in 1856 by L. A. Whitmore, who operated first Kings River ferry crossing. After 1858 town became stopping place for Butterfield stages. A toll bridge superseded the ferry in 1873. On December 26, 1873, Tiburcio Vásquez and his bandit gang made bold raid on town, robbing entire village.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission, base furnished by Kings County Centennials Committee. Dedicated February 4, 1950.

Registered 9/3/1937