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Near Tuolumne in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Ralph’s Station
 
Ralph's Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard Wisehart, March 22, 2008
1. Ralph's Station Marker
 
Inscription. Land homesteaded by Isaac Taylor Holland and the adjoining Campbell property was sold to Jonathan Florentine Ralph, who later divided and gave the parcels to his son's Galo, Walter, and Frank. An apple packing house, served by the Sierra Railroad Co., was built by Frank. For over 35 years the son's grew apples & pears which were shipped and sold on the New York market. Ralph's Station was the starting point of the historic Sugar Pine Railroad. Incorporated Feb. 25, 1903, which served the massive lumbering industry.
 
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter 1849. (Marker Number 5997.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Markers with Artwork marker series.
 
Location. 37° 57.897′ N, 120° 16.235′ W. Marker is near Tuolumne, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Tuolumne Road (Local Route E17) and Soulsbyville Road, on the right when traveling east on Tuolumne Road. Click for map. Marker is 4.9 miles east of intersection of Mono Way (old Highway 108) and Tuolumne Road. Marker is in this post office area: Tuolumne CA 95379, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soulsbyville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Westside Flume & Lumber Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Soulsbyville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cherokee (approx. 1.6 miles away); West Side Memorial Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tuolumne Memorial Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tuolumne (formerly called Summersville) (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Joseph Lord House (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuolumne.
 
Ralph's Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard Wisehart, March 22, 2008
2. Ralph's Station Marker
View is southerly. Marker is on south side of Tuolumne Road at intersection with Soulsbyville Road, 4.9 miles east of intersection of Mono Way (old Highway 108) and Tuolumne Road; 2.0 miles west of the town of Tuolumne. Sonora is to the right and Tuolumne is to the left.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,343 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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