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Near Blythe in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Taylor's Ferry

 
 
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
1. Taylor's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  When Jim Taylor acquired his ferry in 1922, he had just completed his connecting, hand-made highway on both sides of the Colorado River. His plan to attract the Los Angeles to Phoenix traffic had faded with the continued success of the Blythe-Ehrenberg Ferry. Taylor's Ferry was a current-driven cable ferry, capable of carrying two vehicles. During its 14 years of service, it was used for automobile, pedestrian, horse and U.S. Mail crossings. "Dad Taylor" found prosperity in using his ferry for cactus smuggling and Mesquite Honey Rum bootlegging during Prohibition.
 
Erected 1988 by John P. Squibob and Billy Holcomb Chapters of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 26.02′ N, 114° 37.664′ W. Marker was near
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
2. Taylor's Ferry Marker
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Blythe, California, in Riverside County. Marker was on 38th Avenue, 1½ miles east of South Neighbours Boulevard, in the median. Marker is at east end of 38th Avenue at the Colorado River. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Blythe CA 92225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Colorado River Ferries (approx. 4.4 miles away in Arizona); Camp Gaston (approx. 6.1 miles away); a different marker also named Taylor's Ferry (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ehrenberg Cemetery (approx. 13.3 miles away in Arizona); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 13.3 miles away in Arizona); 390th Bomb Group (H) (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. In 2018 a replacement marker was installed in Palo Verde, in front of the museum at Hwy 78 & 1st Street.
 
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
3. Taylor's Ferry Marker
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
4. Taylor's Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on August 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022