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CHL No. 281 O'Byrne Ferry - Calaveras


NO. 281 O'BYRNE FERRY - In 1852 a chain cable bridge replaced the ferries that once crossed here, to be supplanted in its turn by a covered truss structure in 1862. Some writers claimed this was the locale of Bret Harte's Poker Flat. In late '49 there was a large camp here, with miners washing gold out on both banks of the Stanislaus River.


7242 O'Byrnes Ferry Road at Stanislaus River Bridge
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The missing state plaque has been replaced with a granite plaque.

NO. 281 O'BYRNE FERRY - Marker