— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —Site of ferry crossing established 1860 by Thomas H. Parrott connecting mining towns of Tuttletown and Vallecito. Ferry in operation until 1903 when first bridge built. Ferry boat of flat bottom wooden construction propelled on heavy cables. Cable anchorage in large boulder Calaveras side of river still visible (1949) at low water, sandbag dam built to form small lake.
|Series||This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series|
|Placed By||California Centennial Commission with base provided by Aronos Research Club of Sonora|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 723217 N 4213253|
|Decimal Degrees||38.03951667, -120.45641667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.371', W 120° 27.385'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 22.26" N, 120° 27' 23.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23999 Parrots Ferry Rd, Columbia CA 95310, US|
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