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Woodside in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Town of West Union

1853 ~ 1910

 
 
Town of West Union Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Wm K. Raven Howland, March 2008
1. Town of West Union Marker
Inscription. The town of West Union stood between today’s Edgewood Road and Raymundo Drive in Woodside. The town was originally developed by the employees of two lumber mills on West Union Creek established by Willard Whipple. Farming supplemented the lumber work and other businesses such as a saloon and market quickly came into existence. When the timber ran out two wineries began planting grapes and were successful. A school house stood where the power substation is currently.

Plaque dedicated this 29th Day of March 2008 (Clamp Year 6013) by the Ancient & Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus, Capitulus Redivivus, Yerba Buena Number One.
 
Erected 2008 by E Clampus Vitus - Yerba Buena Number One.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.65′ N, 122° 17.65′ W. Marker is in Woodside, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Cañada Road ¼ mile south of Edgewood Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Near the Interstate 280 Interchange. Marker is in this post office area: Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Filoli (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Monument to Water
Town of West Union Marker Photo, Click for full size
April 24, 2009
2. Town of West Union Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Woodside Store (approx. 2.3 miles away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carrington Hall (approx. 3.5 miles away); A. C. Argo (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodside.
 
More about this marker. Concrete monument with polished black granite face
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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