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Tollhouse in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tollhouse

 
 
Tollhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, circa September 15, 2009
1. Tollhouse Marker
Inscription. In the early 60's Elijah Sarvers, a solitary goatherd, was the first non-Indian here. In 1866 the Woods Bros. began making shakes on Pine Ridge, hiring Indians to carry them down the mountain. In 1867 the county granted them a franchise to build a toll road and fixed the rates. As more mills sprang up a village grew around the toll house. The county bought the road in 1878 and its use became free. It was so steep that despite the great skill of the long line teamsters, an occasional outfit would be lost, yet most of the lumber to build early Fresno came down it. It was replaced by the present road in 1923. Now the new Freeway nears completion.

Jim Savage Chapter 1852
E Clampus Vitus
October 19, 1969

 
Erected 1969 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 1.14′ N, 119° 23.95′ W. Marker is in Tollhouse, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Tollhouse Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Tollhouse Road now bypasses the town of Tollhouse, but the frontage road that runs into the town is still called Tollhouse Road as well. So you turn off Tollhouse
Tollhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, June 15, 2004
2. Tollhouse Marker
The marker sits across from the Tollhouse Market. The marker sits below a hill where a house now occupies the site of the old Tollhouse Hotel.
Road onto Tollhouse Road to get to the town of Tollhouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28524 Tollhouse Road, Tollhouse CA 93667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Humphrey Station (approx. 4.8 miles away); Academy Methodist Church (approx. 11.8 miles away); Academy (approx. 11.8 miles away); Kings River (approx. 13.7 miles away); Choinumni (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then. Last updated on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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