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Ridleys Ferry (also, Benton Mills) is a former settlement in Mariposa Countymarker, Californiamarker. It was located on the south bank of the Merced River opposite Bagbymarker.

Thomas E. Ridley operated a ferry at the place from 1850 to 1852. The settlement endured during the 1850s and 1860s. 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.


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