California Historical Landmarks in Colusa County

California Historical Landmark 238
Swift's Stone Corral
Maxwell-Sites Road
West of Maxwell

California Historical Landmark 238: Swift's Stone Corral in Colusa County, California
25 September 2006
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Swift's Stone Corral

The original owner and builder of this stone corral was Granville P. Swift, a native of Kentucky. In 1847 Swift began ranching in Stone Creek Valley in Colusa County. In 1850 he and his partner Frank Sears needed a corral and, as there was no timber in the surrounding country, they built one from the flat stones that were scattered over the area.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Although Swift's Stone Corral is on private property, it is visible approximately a thousand feet south of Maxwell-Sites Road. A couple of miles further out Maxwell-Sites Road is the Sites Quarry which supplied sandstone to build the Ferry Building in San Francisco and the Carnegie Library in Colusa.

We were unable to locate a bear flag plaque for this landmark. Here's a list of other California Historical Landmarks which had no bear flag plaque when we visited them.

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