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#422:  Sonora-Mono Road

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Location:

On State Hwy 108 (P.M. 14.5) at Sugar Pine cutoff, Sugar Pine

38.061164,-120.199513

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

Toll gate, fine hotel, and stables near this spot in the 1850's. Jedediah Smith reputed to have been the first white man to cross over or near Sonora Pass, 1827. Portion of the road was built by Tuolumne County Water Co., 1852. Surveyed to Bridgeport, Mono County, 1860. Completed 1864 when six horse team took three weeks for round trip, Sonora to Bridgeport.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base provided by Sonora Lions Club. Dedicated December 11, 1949.



David Schmitt