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Three Rivers in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mineral King Wagon and Toll Road

 
 
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By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus
1. Mineral King Wagon and Toll Road Marker
Inscription.  In 1879 a toll road company was formed and in five months, at a cost of $30,000 a crew of 125 men directed by Thomas C Mayon and John W Crowley completed 25 miles of road from Toll Gate to Mineral King. Empire Mine owner Tom Fowler, who lost his fortune trying to produce silver was first to drive the entire route.
 
Erected 1979 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 28.029′ N, 118° 51.499′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Mineral King Road north of Sierra Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44837-44229 Mineral King Road, Three Rivers CA 93271, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Mountain (approx. 2 miles away); The Naturalists (approx. 7 miles away); Buttress Tree (approx. 7.8 miles away); Call the Cavalry! (approx. 7.8 miles away); Auto Log
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(approx. 7.8 miles away); Colonel Young: A Buffalo Soldier (approx. 7.8 miles away); Middle Fork Canyon (approx. 7.9 miles away); The CCC Boys (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
Also see . . .  The New Road. A history of the Mineral King Wagon and Toll Road. (Submitted on October 25, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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