Old French Trail

Old French Trail (HM14YU)

Location: Oakhurst, CA 93644 Madera County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.6', W 119° 38.967'

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1878 - 1930

Fresno Flats (Oakhurst) was the western end of the Old French Trail (Fresno Flats Trail). Built by J. S. French, it was 54 miles long and a vital east - west route for supplies, mail, equipment and pioneers through the Sierra Mountains.
It connected the mining camps of Mammoth City, Mill City, Mineral Park and Pine City with Fresno Flats. The one way fare was 15 dollars per person and 20 lbs free weight was 8 cents per pound.
After the mines failed in the 1880's, the trail was used as the route from Fresno Flats to Mammoth by ranchers, sheep herders, prespectors and the U S Forest Svs until the 1930's. Although remnents are all that remain of the Old French Trail, it made a big impact on the growth of Madera and Mono Counties.
HM NumberHM14YU
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2004
Placed ByGrub Gulch Chapter #41 and Bodie Chapter# 64, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 265252 N 4134403
Decimal Degrees37.32666667, -119.64945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.6', W 119° 38.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 36.00" N, 119° 38' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)559, 209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39801-39929 Fresno Flats Rd, Oakhurst CA 93644, US
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