Near Coulterville in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bagby's subsequent history was integral with the importance of the Yosemite Valley Railroad, 1907 45. At its demise, Bagby diminished to a fisherman's resort. When inundation threatened in the early 1960's, Yosemite officials arranged removal of a turntable, twin water towers, and the Bagby Station to the Yosemite pioneer transportation center at El Portal. Bagby's remaining structures and old bridge were razed in late 1966. Where a stamp mill thundered and trains chugged, boaters now float. Among the first to launch a boat was B. A. Bagby's son, Everett.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 36.61′ N, 120° 8.076′ W. Marker is near Coulterville, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 49 10.2 miles south of State Highway 132, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is 39.0 miles from downtown Sonora (intersection of North Washington St and Stockton Rd). Marker is ~300 feet east of highway in the parking lot for the boat launching ramp (by the restroom). Marker is in this post office area: Coulterville CA 95311, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fremont’s Fort (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mrs. E. Trabucco Store (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bear Valley (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Bear Valley (approx. 3 miles away); May Rock (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Ophir Mines (was approx. 7.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Coulterville Hotel (approx. 7.7 miles away); Coulterville (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coulterville.
More about this marker. Fresh new marker installed in 2006.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Yosemite Valley Railroad Marker is El Portal with photos of the turn-table, water towers and depot building.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 2,568 times since then. Last updated on March 4, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.