Near Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —
Erected 1949 by California Centennial Commission with base provided by Sonora Lodge of Elks No. 1857. (Marker Number 124.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 37° 59.45′ N, 120° 27.71′ W. Marker is near Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 49 and Wilcox Ranch Rd., on the right when traveling north on State Highway 49. Marker is approximately 7 miles north of Sonora. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Mark Twain Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin (approx. one mile away); Mormon Battalion Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Story Under the Lake (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Humbug Mine (approx. 2.1 miles away); Robinson's Ferry (approx. 2.7 miles away); Archie D. Stevenot (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding Tuttletown. Judging from historical photographs, the Tuttletown Hotel was a fairly impressive looking building for its day. Regrettably, based on discussion with current Tuttletown citizens, the Hotel burned down around the time this marker was erected. The site of the former hotel, about the only land flat enough to build on, is now occupied by the Red Barn, a combination bar and mini-grocery store.
Also see . . .
1. Tuttletown, California. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. On the Mark Twain–Bret Harte Gold-Rush Trail. Culture Locker entry (Submitted on October 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,739 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. 3. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Matt Gholson of Houston, Texas. 4. submitted on April 9, 2009. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.