From the plaque:
Named by famous scout
Kit Carson while searching for a pass over Sierras.
One emigrant road forked at Big Meadows, and north branch
came directly to West Point. A thriving trading
post prior to the gold discovery. Bret Harte, famous author,
lived here for a period.
Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Mokelumne Lions Club. Dedicated July 3, 1949.