Near El Portal in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of Savage’s Trading Post
Major Savage was killed by a political opponent, August 1852. Several years later one of his widows guided John Hite, a poor prospector, a few miles up this south fork to discover a gold mine that made him a millionaire.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 37° 39.245′ N, 119° 53.275′ W. Marker is near El Portal, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on CA Highway 140, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Portal CA 95318, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yosemite Valley Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Whitlock Mining District (approx. 7.4 miles away); A Storied Landscape (approx. 8.9 miles away); Mt. Buckingham School (approx. 10 miles away); Coulterville Toll Road (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Pathways: A Story of Trails and Men (1968). CHAPTER III James D. Savage, Indian Fighter, and Explorer of Yosemite Valley (Submitted on March 30, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,604 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.