Near Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
—Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —
Erected 1949 by California Centennial Commission with base provided by Sonora Lodge of Elks No. 1857. (Marker Number 124.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 59.45′ N, 120° 27.71′ W. Marker is near Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 49 and Wilcox Ranch Rd., on the right when traveling north on State Highway 49. Touch for map. Marker is approximately 7 miles north of Sonora. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia CA 95310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mark Twain Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Mark Twain Cabin Mormon Battalion Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Story Under the Lake (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Humbug Mine (approx. 2.1 miles away); Robinson's Ferry (approx. 2.7 miles away); Archie D. Stevenot (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding Tuttletown. Judging from historical photographs, the Tuttletown Hotel was a fairly impressive looking building for its day. Regrettably, based on discussion with current Tuttletown citizens, the Hotel burned down around the time this marker was erected. The site of the former hotel, about the only land flat enough to build on, is now occupied by the Red Barn, a combination bar and mini-grocery store.
Also see . . . The old hotel, now closed... An old (ca. 1929) photograph of the hotel, hosted by The Online Archive of California (OAC). (Submitted on April 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. This page has been viewed 1,574 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2008, by Richard Wisehart of Sonora, California. 3. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Matt Gholson of Houston, Texas. 4. submitted on April 9, 2009. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.