The Landmark Project: CHL# 859

CHL# 859 VON SCHMIDT STATE BOUNDARY MONUMENT

This boundary monument, a cast iron column erected in 1873, marks the southern terminus of the California-Nevada State boundary established by A. W. Von Schmidt’s 1872-73 survey. Von Schmidt’s line, the first officially recognized oblique state line between California and Nevada, erred slightly, the boundary was later corrected to the present line, 3/4 mile to the north.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

Christine’s Note: I have been looking for this one for literally years. The map I was working from had the location just slightly off. On the way to visit my mom this weekend, I randomly noticed an area roped off on the side of the highway about a half of a mile before I normally stop to look. Voila! There it was.

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