California State Historic Landmark 438
#438 Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Site of ferry crossing established 1860 by Thomas H. Parrott connecting mining
towns of Tuttletown and Vallecito. Ferry in operation until 1903 when first bridge built. Ferry
boat of flat bottom wooden construction propelled on heavy cables. Cable anchorage in large
boulder Calaveras side of river still visible (1949). At low water, sandbag dam built to form
Nothing remains of this site.
Vista Point, Calaveras side of Columbia-Vallecito Hwy (Parrott's Ferry Rd) Bridge, Stanislaus River, 5 mi NW of Columbia.
Plaque is on Calaveras side of county line.
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