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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stevens Bar Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 3.4 miles away);
Ferretti Shrine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
2. Ferretti Shrine and Marker
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.
 
Also see . . .  Group Will Dedicate Old Ferretti Shrine. A copy of the Modesto Bee article of May 19, 1972 announcing the original dedication of the shrine by The Tuolumne County Historical Society. (Submitted on March 8, 2012.) 
 
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Ferretti Shrine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
3. Ferretti Shrine and Marker
Statue of St. Joseph image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 1, 2012
4. Statue of St. Joseph
A recent addition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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