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Near Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

O'Bryne Ferry

 
 
O'Bryne Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
1. O'Bryne Ferry Marker
Inscription. In 1852 a chain cable bridge replaced the ferries that once crossed here, to be supplanted in its turn by a covered truss structure in 1862. Some writers claimed this was the locale of Bret Harte's Poker Flat. In late “49” there was a large camp here, with miners washing gold out on both banks of the Stanislaus River.
 
Erected 1993 by Calaveras County Historical Society. (Marker Number 281.)
 
Location. 37° 53.816′ N, 120° 34.567′ W. Marker is near Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on O'Byrne Ferry Road (State Highway 49), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located 7.1 miles south of Copperopolis. Marker is in this post office area: Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green Springs (approx. 5.6 miles away); Copperopolis Armory (approx. 6.4 miles away); Copperopolis Historical Plaza (approx. 6.4 miles away); Copperopolis Cemetery (approx. 6.5 miles away); Thomas McCarty (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Old Corner Saloon
O'Bryne Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2006
2. O'Bryne Ferry Marker
(approx. 6.5 miles away); Copperopolis (approx. 6.6 miles away); Calaveras Telephone (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Copperopolis.
 
Regarding O'Bryne Ferry. The actual site is now under the waters of Tullock Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. O’Bryne’s Ferry Covered Bridge at Poker Flat. (Submitted on October 26, 2008.)
2. About Copperopolis. (Submitted on October 26, 2008.)
 
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O'Bryne Ferry Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Reproduced by Spectratone from a Kodachrome by Mike Roberts
3. O'Bryne Ferry Covered Bridge
Postcard Discription: Covered bridge across Stanislaus River in Mother Lode country in California.
O'Bryne Ferry Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. O'Bryne Ferry Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,099 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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