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Near Snelling in Merced County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Merced Falls
 
Merced Falls Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Merced Falls Marker
 
Inscription. First known as California Ranche Crossing, then as Beltís Ferry. The site of a large Indian Rancheria. The Post Office at Merced Falls opened Sept. 4. 1856. The flour and woolen mills were built in 1854 and 1867. The town was destroyed by fire in August 1895. Yosemite Lumber Co. had a large mill here from 1912 until 1943.
 
Erected 1970 by E Clampus Vitus, Estanislao Chapter No. 58.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.417′ N, 120° 19.794′ W. Marker is near Snelling, California, in Merced County. Marker is on Merced Falls Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8525 Merced Falls Road, Snelling CA 95369, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavagnaro General Store (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Wells Fargo Office (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hornitos (approx. 5.2 miles away); D. Ghirardelli & Co. (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hornitos (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hornitos Masonic Hall (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hornitos (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98 (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Merced Falls Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Merced Falls Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Merced Falls. A transcribed article originally published June 2, 1900 in the Mariposa Gazette describing the area. (Submitted on September 13, 2011.) 
 
Merced Falls Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
3. Merced Falls Marker
 
 
Nearby Lake McSwan Reservoir Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
4. Nearby Lake McSwan Reservoir
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 584 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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