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CHL No. 149 Benson's Ferry - San Joaquin


NO. 149 BENSON'S FERRY - This river ferry, established in 1849, was purchased by John A. Benson in 1850. In 1852, Benson laid out the then-principal wagon road between Sacramento and Stockton. Following Benson's murder in 1859, the ferry was operated by his son-in-law, Ed Gayetty.


S bank of N Fork Mokelumne River 100 ft W of County Rd J8, 3 mi N of Thornton
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The Benson Ferry sign is located at the intersection of of Benson Ferry Road and Thorton Road in Galt California. (38.2532305555556,-121.439597222222)

CHL #149 - Benson's Ferry