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Near Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mark Twain Cabin

 

1 Mile

 
Mark Twain Cabin 1 Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
1. Mark Twain Cabin 1 Mile Marker
Identical marker is on west side of Highway 49 0.4 miles north of this marker.
Inscription. Replica, with original chimney and fireplace. Here on Jackass Hill, young Mark Twain, while guest of Gillis Brothers, 1864-65, gathered material for "Jumping Frog of Calaveras", which first brought him fame, and for "Roughing It".
 
Erected by Department of Public Works – Division of Highways. (Marker Number 138.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.484′ N, 120° 28.13′ W. Marker is near Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on State Highway 49, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is 7.6 miles north of Sonora. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tuttletown (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Story Under the Lake (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mormon Battalion Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Robinson's Ferry
Mark Twain Cabin 1 Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
2. Mark Twain Cabin 1 Mile Marker
View is northerly. Sonora is away from photo; Angels Camp is behind photo.
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Archie D. Stevenot (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Humbug Mine (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
More about this marker. Similar marker is on left side of Highway 49, heading north, 0.4 miles north of this marker. The second marker is almost identical to the first except that it has an arrow pointing to the left instead of a bar beneath "1 Mile."
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Duplicate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, March 21, 2008
3. Duplicate Marker
View is southerly towards Sonora. This marker is identical to marker 0.4 miles south, referenced above.
Postcard of Marker image. Click for full size.
J. J. Prats Postcard Collection
4. Postcard of Marker
This Frashers Foto Card (Frashers, Inc., Pomona, Calif) reads “Historical Marker – On California State Highway 49” and then quotes the text on the marker. It is numbered F-7299.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 2,631 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California.   4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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