Near El Portal in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of Savage’s Trading Post
Major Savage was killed by a political opponent, August 1852. Several years later one of his widows guided John Hite, a poor prospector, a few miles up this south fork to discover a gold mine that made him a millionaire.
Location. 37° 39.245′ N, 119° 53.275′ W. Marker is near El Portal, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on CA Highway 140, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Portal CA 95318, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yosemite Valley Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Whitlock Mining District (approx. 7.4 miles away); A Storied Landscape Mt. Buckingham School (approx. 10 miles away); Coulterville Toll Road (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Pathways: A Story of Trails and Men (1968). CHAPTER III James D. Savage, Indian Fighter, and Explorer of Yosemite Valley (Submitted on March 30, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,304 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.