BENSON'S FERRY

Historical Landmark

Description:
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.


Registration Date: 1/11/1935

Location:
City: Thornton
County: San Joaquin

Directions:
S bank of N Fork Mokelumne River 100 ft W of County Rd J8, 3 mi N of Thornton


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