California Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne County
California Historical Landmark 438
Parrotts Ferry Road North of Stanislaus River Bridge
Site of ferry crossing established 1860 by Thomas H. Parrott that connected the mining towns of Tuttletown and Vallecito. Ferry in operation until 1903, when first bridge was built. Ferry boat of flat bottom wooden construction propelled on heavy cables. Cable anchorage in large boulder Calaveras side of the river still visible (1949). At low water, sandbag dam built to form a small lake.
State Registered Landmark No. 438
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Aronos Research Club of Sonora
Dedicated October 2, 1949