Parrott's Ferry

California State Historic Landmark 438

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location. Landmark comments.

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#438 Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Parrott's Ferry

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 small lake.

Site Photo:

No site exists.
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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