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La Grange in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

La Grange

 
 
La Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
1. La Grange Marker
Inscription.  French settlers originally established the community of French Bar along the Tuolumne River in 1850. After the destructive floods of 1851-52, citizens of French Bar relocated one mile upstream above the flood plain. Renamed La Grange, the new town prospered as a mining and agricultural community, and served as the county seat of Stanislaus County from 1856 to 1862.
 
Erected 1984 by State Department of Parks and Recreation and Morada Parlor No. 199, Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 414.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 37° 39.828′ N, 120° 27.63′ W. Marker is in La Grange, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Yosemite Boulevard (Highway 132), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the small La Grange Historical Park. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30173 Yosemite Boulevard, La Grange CA 95329, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named La Grange (here, next to this marker); The Trading Post (a few steps from this marker); The Old Barn – First Adobe Building (a few steps from this marker); The Old Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Louis Mission (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Grange Saloon (about 600 feet away); The Old La Grange Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Regarding La Grange. The town of La Grange was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 414 on November 15, 1948 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 1979.
 
Also see . . .  La Grange. A detailed history of La Grange. Includes links to photos and information on several of the towns buildings. (Submitted on May 20, 2011.) 
 
La Grange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
2. La Grange Marker
The marker is mounted on a stone base to the left of the Old Barn which at one time served as the La Grange Post Office. Also located at the La Grange Historical Park is the La Grange Trading Post building, the old jail, and a dredging-bucket display.
Historic La Grange - Established 1848 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
3. Historic La Grange - Established 1848
La Grange Trading Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
4. La Grange Trading Post
Located across from the marker is the La Grange Trading Post building which served as a Wells Fargo Express Office, post office, butcher shop, general store and stage stop. It now is the location of the La Grange History Museum.
La Grange Arch Historic Bridge - 1918 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
5. La Grange Arch Historic Bridge - 1918
Located 1/4 mile east of the La Grange Historic Park, at the intersection of Yosemite Boulevard (Ca. 132) and La Grange Dam Road is the La Grange Arch Historic Bridge.
La Grange Arch Historic Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
6. La Grange Arch Historic Bridge
La Grange Arch 1918 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2016
7. La Grange Arch 1918
La Grange Arch 1918 [north-east side] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2016
8. La Grange Arch 1918 [north-east side]
La Grange Arch 1918 [north-east side] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2016
9. La Grange Arch 1918 [north-east side]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   7, 8, 9. submitted on May 23, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.

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