Site of Savage's Trading Post

Site of Savage's Trading Post (HM5QP)

Location: El Portal, CA 95318 Mariposa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 39.245', W 119° 53.275'

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Here in 1849, James D. Savage, established a store built of logs. He engaged in trading and mining and married several squaws for protection and influence. In spring of 1850, fearing Indian depredations, he moved to Mariposa Creek. In December, his store and others were pillaged and burned and a real war began. A volunteer battalion was formed and Savage elected Major. In pursuit of the most warlike tribe their secret hide-out, Yosemite Valley, was discovered, and the war brought to a quick end.

Major Savage was killed by a political opponent, August 1852. Several years later one of his widows guided John Hite, a poor prospector, a few miles up this south fork to discover a gold mine that made him a millionaire.
HM NumberHM5QP
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 245234 N 4171360
Decimal Degrees37.65408333, -119.88791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.245', W 119° 53.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 14.70" N, 119° 53' 16.50" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9486-9902 Yosemite All-Year140 Hwy, El Portal CA 95318, US
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