Landmark No. 617 – Fort Benson

Background History From California’s Office of Historic Preservation:

This is the site of an adobe fortification erected about 1856-57 by the ‘Independent’ faction in a dispute with the Mormons over a land title. The fort was maintained for about a year. This also is the site of the Indian village of Jumuba, and Jedediah Smith camped here in January 1827.

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Personal Experience:

There is only a standing plaque for this landmark.  It is on the southwest corner of S. Hunts Ln. and E. Oliver Holmes Rd.  This place is now the home of a company called Superior Tank Lines.

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Landmark No. 617 - Fort Benson

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