Sonora-Mono Road

California State Historic Landmark 422

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#422 Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Sonora Pass - Mono Road

Toll gate, fine hotel and stables near this spot 1850's. Jedediah Smith reputed to have been first white man to cross over or near Sonora Pass, 1827. Portion of road built by Tuolumne County Water Co., 1852. Surveyed to Bridgeport, Mono County, 1860. Completed 1864 when six horse team took three weeks for round trip, Sonora to Bridgeport.

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Nothing remains of this site.


Hwy 108 (PM 14.5) at Sugar Pine Cutoff, Sugar Pine.

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Donald Laird