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Sunol in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sunol

 
 
Sunol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
1. Sunol Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Antonio Maria Sunol, merchant, naval man and cattlebarron, who acquired a Spanish / Mexican land grant in 1840.

Along with the vast ranching and fertile farmlands, coal and gold were found in the Sunol area in the 1870ís.

Sunol became a typical western cattletown with the arrival of the railroad in 1869, and a favorite hangout for banditos. It was rumored that when Joaquin Murrieta stayed here his horse stood on a bed of charcoal keeping the hooves warm for a quick get-away.
 
Erected 1984 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.637′ N, 121° 53.244′ W. Marker is in Sunol, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the railroad tracks across from the Post Office. The Mayor Bosco statue is located next to the Post Office at the town clock. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11930 Main Street, Sunol CA 94586, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Niles Canyon Railway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sunol Water Temple
Sunol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
2. Sunol Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 4.5 miles away); World War II War Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mission San Josť (approx. 4.5 miles away); Washington Hotel (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ehrman General Store (approx. 4.6 miles away); Rancho El Valle de San Jose (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sunol.
 
Also see . . .
1. The history of Sunol. (Submitted on November 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Sunol – Gateway to Niles Canyon. A short history of Sunol with both vintage and current photos. (Submitted on November 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Bosco – The Town Mayor. Bosco beat out two human candidates in 1981 and served for several years as the “Honorary Mayor” (Submitted on November 14, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. California Mexican Land Grants
 
Categories. AnimalsNotable Places
 
Sunol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 8, 2013
3. Sunol Marker
The marker is on the rock monument, at the right, in the photo.
Main Street - Sunol image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
4. Main Street - Sunol
Mayor Bosco image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
5. Mayor Bosco
1981 - 1994
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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