Johnson’s Ranch


Johnson’s Ranch is Historic Marker #493 which is the first settlement reached in California by emigrant trains using the Emigrant (Donner) Trail, an original part of the 1844 Don Pablo Gutierrez land grant. It was sold at auction to William Johnson in 1845; in 1849 part of the ranch was set aside as a government reserve: Camp Far West. In 1866, the town of Wheatland was laid out on a portion of the grant. A marker is in Tomita Park on Front St. in Wheatland.


Johnson’s Ranch
412 Front St.
Wheatland, CA 95692