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West Point

Intersection of State Hwy 26 (P.M. 34.4) and Main St, West Point, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 23' 49.9812", -120° 31' 39.4932"
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West Point was named by scout Kit Carson, who was searching for a pass over the Sierra. One emigrant road forked by Big Meadows - its north branch came directly to West Point, which was a thriving trading post prior to the gold discovery. Bret Harte, famous author, lived here for a time.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
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