West Point in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1949 by The California Centennials Commission. Base placed by the West Point Lions Club, July 3, 1949. (Marker Number 268.)
Location. 38° 23.834′ N, 120° 31.66′ W. Marker is in West Point, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 26 (State Highway 26) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 26. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point CA 95255, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keepers of the Land! (approx. 0.3 miles away); HOSTAGE: A most painful experience of human suffering (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sandy Gulch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Volcano Masonic Cave (approx. 6.3 miles away); St. George Hotel (approx. 6.4 miles away); Moose Milk John Doble's Cabin (approx. 6.4 miles away but has been reported missing); General Store (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
More about this marker. This site has been designation California Registered Historical Landmark No.268
Regarding West Point. West Point history: West Point was a "wild west" mining town during the 1849 Gold Rush in California, complete with saloons, card rooms, dance halls and all that goes along with them. Kit Carson is said to have discovered the area while seeking a pass over the Sierras. It is said he had a say in the naming of the town.
Source: USA Cities Online
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