NO. 527 SAVAGE TRADING POST - Here, in 1849, James D. Savage established a store built of logs. He engaged in trading and mining. In spring of 1850, fearing Indian depredations, he moved to Mariposa Creek, in December his store and others were pillaged and burned. A volunteer battalion was formed and Savage, elected mayor, went in pursuit of the tribe. Their secret hideout in Yosemite Valley was discovered and the war brought to a quick end. Major Savage was killed by a political opponent in August 1852.
SR 140 at Merced River
We used this address: 9700 Yosemite All-Year140 Hwy, El Portal, CA
The reason that the trading post was pillaged and burned was that 49ers seeking gold had invaded Indian lands. The problem was "resolved" when Jim Savage's Battalion destroyed the native's food source and killed their chief.