Knights Ferry Covered Bridge - Knights Ferry, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 37° 49.230 W 120° 39.859
10S E 705580 N 4188469
Quick Description: A marker erected by the Native Daughters of the Golden West
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2015 10:27:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMNMAP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

Knights Ferry is a historical district, full of Gold Rush history. The most prominent building contributing to the district is the Knights Ferry Bridge, at 330 feet length the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi.

The marker, erected by the Native Daughters of the Golden West reads:

KNIGHTS FERRY
COVERED BRIDGE

BUILT IN 1864 TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL
BRIDGE WASHED AWAY BY THE FLOOD OF 1862.
FASTENED TOGETHER WITH LOCUST PINS.
A TOLL BRIDGE UNTIL PURCHASED BY
STANISLAUS COUNTY IN 1885.

DEDICATED MAY 30, 1948 - REDEDICATED MAY 2, 1988
OAKDALE PARLOR No. 125
NATIVE DAUGHTERS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

Group that erected the marker: Native Daughters of the Golden West

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Knights Ferry Recreational Area
17968 Covered Bridge Road
Knights Ferry, CA USA
95361


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