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.
Registration Date: 9/3/1937
City: West Point
Intersection of State Hwy 26 (P.M. 34.4) and Main St, West Point
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