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Near Wheatland in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Graham Hotel

 
 
The Graham Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2011
1. The Graham Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Graham Hotel was built in 1853 by Williamson Graham on the Bear River north of Wire Bridge. It was strategically located on the stage route from Sacramento to Nevada City by way of Johnsons Crossing and Round Tent.

A store was soon built and operated by Graham. This was a welcome stop for travelers providing rest and hot food at the hotel and provisions from the store. During the early years of Yuba County the hotel served as both meeting place for the local inhabitants and a courtroom for circuit judges. It was abandoned by 1879.
 
Erected 2010 by Wheatland Historical Society, Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart & Lord Sholto Douglas Chapters, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 3.74′ N, 121° 18.618′ W. Marker is near Wheatland, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on Camp Far West Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the North Gate road entrance to Camp Far West Lake. Marker is in this post office area: Wheatland CA 95692, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Truckee Trail – To Johnson Ranch (here, next to this marker); Camp Far West Cemetery
The Graham Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2011
2. The Graham Hotel Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Overland Emigrant Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sheridan Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Union Shed (approx. 6.7 miles away); Durst Hop Ranch (approx. 6.8 miles away); Johnson's Ranch (approx. 7 miles away); Holland House (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheatland.
 
Also see . . .  Wheatland Historical Society Programs and Events. A 2009 newsletter announcing the release of a book also gives information on the future plans of erecting this historical marker near the site of the hotel. (Submitted on March 11, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Graham Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2011
3. The Graham Hotel Marker
To the right of the marker is a post holding a trail marker noting the site of the "Truckee Trail - To Johnson Ranch" which was placed in 2007 by Trails West, Inc.
The Bridge Crossing the Bear River image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2011
4. The Bridge Crossing the Bear River
The bridge is across Camp Far West Lake from the marker.
The Bear River as Seen From the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2011
5. The Bear River as Seen From the Bridge
This site is near Johnsons Crossing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 548 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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