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Near Blythe in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Taylor's Ferry

 
 
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
1. Taylor's Ferry Marker
Inscription. When Jim Taylor acquired his ferry in 1922, he had just completed his connecting, hand-made highway on both sides of the Colorado River. His plan to attract the Los Angeles to Phoenix traffic had faded with the continued success of the Blythe-Ehrenberg Ferry. Taylor's Ferry was a current-driven cable ferry, capable of carrying two vehicles. During its 14 years of service, it was used for automobile, pedestrian, horse and U.S. Mail crossings. "Dad Taylor" found prosperity in using his ferry for cactus smuggling and Mesquite Honey Rum bootlegging during Prohibition.
 
Erected 1988 by John P. Squibob and Billy Holcomb Chapters of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 26.02′ N, 114° 37.664′ W. Marker was near Blythe, California, in Riverside County. Marker was on 38th Avenue 1˝ miles east of South Neighbours Boulevard, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at east end of 38th Avenue at the Colorado River. Marker was in this post office area: Blythe CA 92225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this location, measured
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
2. Taylor's Ferry Marker
as the crow flies. Colorado River Ferries (approx. 4.4 miles away in Arizona); Cibola Arizona (was approx. 4.4 miles away in Arizona but has been reported missing. ); Camp Gaston (approx. 6 miles away); Ehrenberg Cemetery (approx. 13.3 miles away in Arizona); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 13.3 miles away in Arizona); 390th Bomb Group (H) (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
3. Taylor's Ferry Marker
Taylor's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
4. Taylor's Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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