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Ridleys Ferry (also, Benton Mills) is a former settlement in Mariposa County, California.[1] It was located on the south bank of the Merced River opposite Bagby.[1]

Thomas E. Ridley operated a ferry at the place from 1850 to 1852.[1] The settlement endured during the 1850s and 1860s.[1] John C. Fremont built a stamp mill at the place and renamed it Benton Mills in honor of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, his father-in-law.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 742. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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