California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 268
West Point
SR 26 and Main Street
West Point

California Historical Landmark #268: West Point

11 October 2006
(Click Photo to Read Plaque)

West Point

State Registered Landmark No. 268

Named by famous scout Kit Carson while searching for pass over Sierras. One emigrant road forked at Big Meadows, and north branch came directly to West Point, a thriving trading post prior to the gold discovery. Bret Harte, famous author, lived here for a period.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission.
Base furnished by Mokelumne Lions Club
Dedicated July 3, 1949

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