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Rough and Ready in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Toll Road Stake

 
 
Toll Road Stake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Toll Road Stake Marker
Inscription. Across the street from this location is a tree stump in which the original stake exists that was used to close off the passage to travelers from Grass Valley to Penn Valley. Drivers who frequented this road had to stop at this location and pay the toll. Once appropriate compensation was provided, the gate would be opened to allow passage.
 
Erected 2010 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.807′ N, 121° 8.188′ W. Marker is in Rough and Ready, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Rough and Ready Highway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14365 Rough and Ready Highway, Rough and Ready CA 95975, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rough and Ready Toll House (a few steps from this marker); The China Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Rowe Saw Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Grinding Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Fippin's Blacksmith Shop
Toll Road Stake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. Toll Road Stake Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Republic of Rough and Ready (about 600 feet away); Rough and Ready (about 700 feet away); Lyman Gilmore, Jr. (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rough and Ready.
 
Also see . . .  Bringing the West Alive. A The Union.com article detailing the little western town that has been built at the Toll House. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Toll Road Stake Marker and Mining Display image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
3. Toll Road Stake Marker and Mining Display
Toll Road Stake Tree Stump image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
4. Toll Road Stake Tree Stump
The Toll House is in the background
Toll Road Stake Stump image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
5. Toll Road Stake Stump
Toll Charges image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
6. Toll Charges
Sign mounted on the restored Rough and Ready Toll House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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