#0281 O'Byrne Ferry


#0281 O'Byrne Ferry

Site information:

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

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


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

O'Byrne Ferry

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.

Registered 1/8/1938