#0268 West Point


#0268 West Point

Site information:

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


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

West Point

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

Registered 9/3/1937