California Historical Landmarks in San Joaquin County

California Historical Landmark 149
Benson's Ferry
Thornton Road at Mokelumne River

Benson's Ferry

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.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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