Stickneys Ferry

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Stickneys Ferry was a settlement established in what became Tulare County after the Williamson Expedition of the Pacific Railroad Surveys of 1853 and before 1857, on what became the Stockton - Los Angeles Road and the crossing of the White River.[1] It was probably established sometime between 1854 and 1856 because of the Kern River Gold Rush.

Stickneys Ferry is shown on the Stockton - Los Angeles Road crossing of the White River, on the 1857 Britton & Rey's Map Of The State Of California.[2]

The site of the settlement was on White River, about 4.66 miles west of Tailholt just below its confluence with Tyler Gulch at Telegraph Flat, in Tulare County.[3] This crossing was on the Butterfield Overland Mail route, south of Fountain Springs and north of Mountain House at Willow Springs in Kern County.