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Middletown in Lake County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road

 
 
Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 15, 2006
1. Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road Marker
Inscription.  The Old Bull Trail Road ran from Napa Valley to Middletown. It was built by volunteers in the 1850’s. A number of grades were 35 percent. It was an official road in 1861 and abandoned in 1868. St. Helena Toll Road also ran from same points. Was completed in 1868. The grades ran to 12 percent. State of California purchased from John Lawley heirs in 1925.
 
Erected 1950. (Marker Number 467.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable PlacesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 38° 44.896′ N, 122° 36.979′ W. Marker is in Middletown, California, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 26 and Hill Street, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 26. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown CA 95461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church Site (approx. ¼ mile away); First Church in Middletown
Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 15, 2006
2. Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Stone House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Robert Louis Stevenson Cabin Site (approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Faithful Steam Well (approx. 10½ miles away); Lower Lake Schoolhouse (approx. 11.2 miles away); Clearlake Lodge #130 I.O.O.F. (approx. 11.2 miles away); Oat Hill Mine Road (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Regarding Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road. This site has been designated California Registered Historical Landmark No.467
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,609 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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