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Spreckels in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hill Town Ferry

 
 
Hill Town Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2013
1. Hill Town Ferry Marker
Inscription.
Historic Monument
1867 – 1889
Marked by
San Jose de Guadalupe
Chapter
Daughters of the American
Colonists
1957

 
Erected 1957 by Daughters of the American Colonists, San Jose de Guadalupe Chapter.
 
Location. 36° 37.9′ N, 121° 40.159′ W. Marker is in Spreckels, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Spreckels Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is on a dead-end portion, Spreckels Lane of Spreckels Avenue (Boulevard) that was created when the State Highway 68 overpass was build and Spreckels Avenue redirected. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Spreckels Lane, Spreckels CA 93962, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spreckels Sugar Beet Factory (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spreckels Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of the First Salinas Library (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Sargent House (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Steinbeck House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bataan Park (approx. 3.3
Hill Town Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2013
2. Hill Town Ferry Marker
miles away); The Oldest Home in Salinas (approx. 3.3 miles away); Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spreckels.
 
Regarding Hill Town Ferry. "Operated by Hiram Cory, this was one of the first ferries to cross the Salinas River. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors regulated the toll which was, in 1877: buggy and horse, 25 cents, buggy and horses, 37-1/2 cents, four horses and wagon, 85 cents, six horses and wagon, $1, horse and saddle, 25 cents, and man on foot, 12-1/2 cents. The ferry operated until a bridge was built in 1889." California Historical Landmarks, 1996 edition.

The Hill Town Ferry is California Historical Landmark 560
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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