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#347:  Knight's Ferry

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Location:

On Sonora Rd, 1.4 mi W of State Hwy 120 (P.M. 16.4), Knights Ferry

Plaque 1: 37.817686, -120.653001
Plaque 2: 37.819485, -120.663702
Site: 37.808661, -120.665788

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Two state plaques exist for this landmark, both on highway 120.


From the Guidebook:

Once called Dentville, this picturesque mining center and trading post was founded in 1849. An early ferry carried Argonauts on their way to the southern mines. The rare wooden covered bridge, reportedly designed by U. S. Grant, brother-in-law of the Dent brothers, and the old flour mill were built there in 1854. The town served as the county seat from 1862 to 1872.



2009 David Schmitt