Knights Ferry in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This settlement, which became Buena Vista, was probably started by J.S. Grayson in 1850. Nearby, on Goat Hill, was a large Indian rancheria, complete with sweat lodge. Local Indians renounced tribal land claims in exchange for trade goods. Bands of the tribe came here seeking a haven from the onslaught of gold miners.
In its heyday, there may have been as many as fifty White settlers and upwards of one hundred Indians. At one time there were several thriving businesses and a schoolhouse.
Ron Grider Noble Grand Humbug Estanislao Chapter 58 E Clampus Vitus
In memory of Chuck Christ 1942-2006 Vice Noble Grand Humbug
Dedicated to the Hunter Family
April 21, 2007
Erected 2007 by E Clampus Vitus,
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
Location. 37° 48.914′ N, 120° 39.65′ W. Marker is in Knights Ferry, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Kennedy Road east of Sonora Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18341 Kennedy Road, Oakdale CA 95361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (approx. ¼ mile away); Knight's Ferry Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tulloch’s Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knights Ferry Covered Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knight's Ferry (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Knight's Ferry (approx. half a mile away); Knights Ferry No. 2 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Knights Ferry - The Store (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knights Ferry.
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