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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Knights Ferry, California

 
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Location of Knights Ferry, California
    Stanislaus County (55)
    Alameda County (420)
    Calaveras County (127)
    Mariposa County (91)
    Merced County (22)
    San Joaquin County (77)
    Santa Clara County (412)
    Tuolumne County (136)
 
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1California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Buena Vista
On October 3, 1806 a military and missionary expedition, led by Gabriel Moraga, encountered a native tribe a mile or two upstream from what is now Knights Ferry. This settlement, which became Buena Vista, was probably started by J.S. Grayson in . . . Map (db m42176) HM
2California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — 347 — Knights Ferry← 1 Mile
Picturesque mining center and trading post, 1849, once called Dentville. Early ferry to the southern mines; county seat 1862-72; rare wooden covered bridge reputedly designed by U. S. Grant, brother-in-law of the Dent brothers, 1854; old flour mill, . . . Map (db m154375) HM
3California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knight's Ferry1849 - 1930
Knight's Ferry was founded by Captain William Knight, a member of Fremont's expedition of 1844. This town was a center of great mining activity and was a distributing point for the mother lode country. In 1854 the first sawmill and flour . . . Map (db m42195) HM
4California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry - The Store
Founded in 1852. This grocery store has been in continuous operation sever since. Making it the oldest store of its kind in the state of California. It has survived several disastrous floods that struck this community. The old pot bellied stove at . . . Map (db m12932) HM
5California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knight's Ferry BridgeNational Historic Landmark
Knight's Ferry Bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Knight’s Ferry Bridge is an exceptionally fine . . . Map (db m146387) HM
6California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry Covered Bridge
. . . Map (db m12013) HM
7California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry Hook & LadderEst. December 8, 1871
The Hook and Ladder Fire Wagon was purchased in New York, by Knights Ferry and shipped around the Horn. Arriving in San Francisco in 1872. On arrival it was “claimed” by a S.F. Fire Company. A delegation from Knights Ferry liberated the . . . Map (db m12945) HM
8California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry No. 2
Blacksmith Shop   Fire House Built by Isaac Dakin 1853. Destroyed by fire. Rebuilt by voluntary labor and donations. Dedicated 29 May 1982 Summit Lodge No. 112 F&AMMap (db m42142) HM
9California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Miller's Saloon
Built 1860's by Fred Miller; the finest bar, pool hall, card room, and dance hall in the area. Sold to R. V. Shaw in 1903 who operated a hotel here for years; later known as John Greenhalgh Hall. Napier family sold to the Knights Ferry History and . . . Map (db m42153) HM
10California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Rancheria del Rio Estanislao
Mexican land grant. 11 Sq. leagues, - 48,887 acres - made to Francisco Rico and A. Castro on Dec. 29, 1843 by Gov. Micheltorena. Patent signed by Pres. A. Lincoln on Jan. 21, 1863. Abraham Schell bought 3½ leagues in 1863 and with George H. . . . Map (db m42103) HM
11California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
The establishment of Estanislao Chapter 58 occurred on June 21, 1958. The inaugural meeting took place at the historic Tulloch Flour Mill in Knights Ferry under the direction of Noble Grand Humbug W.S. 'Walt' Hargrove. There were forty-eight . . . Map (db m42128) HM
12California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Tulloch’s Mill
In the late 1850’s David Loche built Knights Ferry’s first flour mill. It was destroyed by the flood of 1862, and a second new mill was built here by David Tulloch. A dam upstream diverted water to a water wheel which turned the millstones. . . . Map (db m12928) HM
 
Apr. 18, 2021