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California Landmarks in Kings County

California Landmark 270
Kingston Park on Douglas Avenue
Southwest of Laton

California Landmark 270: Kingston in Kings County
California Landmark 270: Kingston in Kings County

24 June 2006
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Founded in 1856 by L. A. Whitmore, who operated first Kings River ferry crossing. After 1858 town became stopping place for Butterfield stages. Toll bridge superseded the ferry in 1873. On December 26, 1873, Tiburcio Vasquez and his bandit gang made bold raid on town, robbing the entire village.

State Registered Landmark No. 270

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Kings County Centennials Committee
Dedicated February 4, 1950

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