Bridgeport (HMVJH)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 26.009', W 120° 0.226'

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In 1852 Andrew Church established a trading post where a road from the San Joaquin Valley, crossed the Agua Fria Creek. The site, known as Bridgeport, was on the Fremont Grant, about five miles south of Aqua Fria, first county seat of Mariposa County. Church's store prospered as he sold supplies to travelers, farmers, and miners including 3000 local Chinese. The Washburn brothers of Wawona fame began their California endeavors as clerks in the trading post. As mining declined, Bridgeport faded, but survived as a stage stop for Yosemite-bound tourists. The old wagon road changed and improved, became the main route from Merced to Mariposa and Yosemite until the late 30's. Road re-routing signaled the end for Bridgeport. It's demise was slowed by local gold dredging and penny-ante poker in the back room of the old store.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1987
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 765103 N 4147177
Decimal Degrees37.43348333, -120.00376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.009', W 120° 0.226'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 0.54" N, 120° 0' 13.56" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4106-4114 Old Hwy Rd, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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