Andrew Davidson Firebaugh - Firebaugh's Ferry

Andrew Davidson Firebaugh - Firebaugh's Ferry (HMIN4)

Location: Firebaugh, CA 93622 Fresno County
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N 36° 51.367', W 120° 26.983'

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Andrew Davidson Firebaugh was born in Virginia in 1823. He served with the Texas Mounted Riflemen in the Mexican War. Coming to Californian in 1849, he fought in the Mariposa Indian War under Major James D. Savage on the expedition that discovered Yosemite in 1854. He established a trading post and ferry on the San Joaquin River one quarter mile due north of here. Known as Firebaugh's Ferry, it was a station on the great Butterfield Overland Stage Route. He built the first road over Pacheco Pass. In 1872 he was one of the founders of "The Academy", Fresno County's first secondary school. When he died in 1875, he was buried on his homestead some ten miles above there on the Tollhouse Road.
Dedicated November 17th, 1968
Jim Savage Chapter
E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHMIN4
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number10
Year Placed1968
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 727362 N 4081947
Decimal Degrees36.85611667, -120.44971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.367', W 120° 26.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 22.02" N, 120° 26' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)559, 209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1526 Q St, Firebaugh CA 93622, US
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