Near Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Dr. John Marsh
September 24, 1856
Historical Landmark No. 722
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Martinez Horsemen's Association, February 22, 1960.
Erected 1960 by Califonia State Park Commission; Martinez Horsemen's Association.
Location. 38° 0.319′ N, 122° 5.254′ W. Marker is near Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Pacheco Boulevard 0.1 miles south of Arthur Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4575 Pacheco Boulevard, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vicente Martinez Adobe (approx. 2.5 miles away); John Muir Home (approx. 2.5 miles away); Martinez Public Library (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Vicente Martinez Adobe - 1849 (approx. 2.7 miles away); State Theatre (approx. 2.7 miles away); 736 Ferry Street (approx. 2.7 miles away); Contra Costa County Courthouse (approx. 2.7 miles away); Borland Home (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinez.
More about The marker is mounted on a large stone monument across the street from the Tire Distribution Systems, Inc. facility.
Also see . . .
1. Love, Life, and Death on the California Frontier: A Woman's Life in Old Contra Costa. William Mero's article for the Contra Costa County Historical Society on John Marsh and his wife, Abby, using excerpts on their papers from the Bancroft Library.
2. Who was Dr. John Marsh?. JohnMarshHouse.com (supporters of the efforts to turn Marsh's home into a state park) offers biographical information on Dr. John Marsh.
3. Remembering colorful but unpopular pioneer. Carl Nolte's San Francisco Examiner article (9/24/06) on Marsh and the efforts to turn the remnants of his home and ranch into a state park:"... Marsh was the first non-Hispanic settler to live in Contra Costa, the owner of a vast rancho and one of the richest men in California. He was a Harvard graduate and for a time was the only doctor in California..."
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