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Near Moccasin in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ferretti Shrine

 
 
Ferretti Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
1. Ferretti Shrine Marker
Inscription.  The shrine was built for Moccasin Creek pioneer Guiseppe Ferretti by his neighbor Joseph Cavagnaro in 1884. The roadside shrine, believed to be the only one of its kind along Hwy. 49, was reminiscent of the kind found along roadsides in Italy. Travelers would stop to rest and meditate and refresh themselves with the cool spring water that was piped from a nearby spring. A niche was built to hold a statue of St. Joseph, but remained empty over the years.
 
Erected 1971 by E Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter 1849/ Tuolumne County Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 37° 49.197′ N, 120° 19.242′ W. Marker is near Moccasin, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Moccasin Creek Road, 0.6 miles north of California Highway 49/126, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moccasin CA 95347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the
Ferretti Shrine and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
2. Ferretti Shrine and Marker
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crow flies. Jacksonville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stevens Bar Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 3.3 miles away); Joseph E. Lemos (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Jacksonville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Don Pedro Lake (approx. 3.7 miles away); Groveland (approx. 5.1 miles away); Iron Door Saloon (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moccasin.
 
Ferretti Shrine and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
3. Ferretti Shrine and Marker
Statue of St. Joseph image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
4. Statue of St. Joseph
A recent addition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022