Near Raymond in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Yosemite Stage Route
by E Clampus Vitus chapters Grub Gulch 41-49, James Savage 1852, and Dr. Samuel Greg George 1855.
Erected 2009 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 19.267′ N, 119° 46.917′ W. Marker is near Raymond, California, in Madera County. Marker is on Road 600 9 miles west of State Highway 41, on the left when Touch for map. Located 10 miles east of Raymond on Road 600, and 8 to 9 miles west of the junction with Highway 41. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond CA 93653, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grub Gulch ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Wassama Roundhouse ( approx. 4.6 miles away); Wassama Village ( approx. 4.9 miles away); Coarsegold ( approx. 6.1 miles away); Fresno Flats Townsite ( approx. 7.3 miles away); Little Church on the Hill ( approx. 7.3 miles away); Old French Trail ( approx. 7.3 miles away); Giant Sequoia Cutting ( approx. 7.6 miles away).
More about this marker. Although the monument commemorates the Yosemite Stage route, the monument is modeled to look like the entrance to a mine. This is to recognize the nearby Gambetta Mine and town of Grub Gulch where most of the local miners lived. The monument uses several tons of local granite and has fooled some that have passed by believing it to actually be a closed mine shaft. The "wings" on either side of the realistic looking mine entrance have maps showing the locations of all the local stage stops along the Raymond to Yosemite route.
Regarding Yosemite Stage Route.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . The Roads & Trails to Yosemite. Photos and history of the stage routes to Wawona and the Yosemite Valley. (Submitted on February 23, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,522 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. 5. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.