#402:  Town of Michigan Bluff

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Intersection of Gorman Ranch and Michigan Bluff Rds, Michigan Bluff

Plaque: 39.041839,-120.736850




State Plaque



From the Guidebook:

Founded in 1850 and first known as Michigan City, the town was located on the slope one-half mile from here. Leland Stanford, who gained wealth and fame in California, operated a store in Michigan City from 1853 to 1855. In 1858 the town became undermined and unsafe so it was moved to this location and renamed Michigan Bluff.

David Schmitt