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Near Benton in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road

 
 
Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Wisehart, July 9, 2009
1. Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker
Inscription.  
Established by the Nevada
Territorial Legislature
February 20, 1864

Rates of Toll
Wagon with two animals $1.00
Carriage and one animal $.75
Each additional animal $.25
Empty teams returning half price
Saddle animals each $.25
Pack do do $.15
Loose do do $.10
 
Erected 1982 by Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 20, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 54.789′ N, 118° 41.348′ W. Marker is near Benton, California, in Mono County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 120 and Taylor Canyon Road (Federal Road 1S17), on the left when traveling west on State Highway 120. The marker is 18 miles west of Benton, CA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benton CA 93512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Wisehart, July 9, 2009
2. Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker
View is southeast with State Highway 120 in foreground and gravel surfaced Taylor Canyon Road. Benton is to the left and Lee Vining to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2009, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,535 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2009, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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