Sonora Mono Toll Road

Sonora Mono Toll Road (HM13C6)

Location: Arnold, CA 95223 Alpine County
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N 38° 19.722', W 119° 38.238'

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Oldest of the Trans-Sierra Emigrant Trails to California is spectacular Sonora Pass crossed by Highway 108, second highest (9,626 feet) of all the highway crossings of the range. The Bartleson-Bidwell Party, with mules, horses and oxen, made the first crossing on October 18, 1841. This route was not attempted by wagons until 1852. "Grizzly" Adams took the trail over Sonora Pass in April, 1854, and reported "on all sides lay old axel trees and wheels ?.melancholy evidence of the last season's disasters." The present route first projected in 1862 was finally completed as a toll road, due to the extreme cost, by Mono, Tuolumne and Stanislaus Counties in 1865. It was said to take three weeks for a six-horse team to make the round trip between Sonora and Bridgeport.
HM NumberHM13C6
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1983
Placed ByBodie Chapter No.64, Matuca Chapter No.1849, E Clampus Vitus, September 10, 1983
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 269470 N 4245577
Decimal Degrees38.32870000, -119.63730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.722', W 119° 38.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 43.32" N, 119° 38' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7302 Pacific Crest Trail, Arnold CA 95223, US
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