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Near Benton in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road

 
 
Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, July 9, 2009
1. Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker
Inscription.
Established by the Nevada
Territorial Legislature
February 20, 1864

Rates of Toll
Wagon with two animals $1.00
Carriage and one animal $.75
Each additional animal $.25
Empty teams returning half price
Saddle animals each $.25
Pack do do $.15
Loose do do $.10
 
Erected 1982 by Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.789′ N, 118° 41.348′ W. Marker is near Benton, California, in Mono County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 120 and Taylor Canyon Road (Federal Road 1S17), on the left when traveling west on State Highway 120. Touch for map. The marker is 18 miles west of Benton, CA. Marker is in this post office area: Benton CA 93512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wells Fargo Agency and General Store (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
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Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Wisehart, July 9, 2009
2. Aurora and Owens River Wagon Road Marker
View is southeast with State Highway 120 in foreground and gravel surfaced Taylor Canyon Road. Benton is to the left and Lee Vining to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2009, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2009, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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