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Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen

Former Site Of

 

—Opened October 17, 1943 • Closed February 15, 1946 —

 
Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2012
1. Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen Marker
Inscription.
World War II
401,522 traveling servicemen and
women, escorts, and children given
rest and refreshment
served by 1,438 volunteer hostesses
Community supported • U.S.O. aided

 
Location. 38° 1.154′ N, 122° 8.221′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Ferry Street near Marina Vista Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Ferry Street, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Pacific R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Ferry "Carquinez" (within shouting distance of this marker); 815 Marina Vista (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinez-Benicia Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bergamini Building (about 500 feet away); Martinez Train Depot (about 600 feet away); Borland Home (about 600 feet away); Hook Building (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinez.
 
Also see . . .  The Martinez Canteen. Barbara Hanafan's article for the Martinez Historical Society on the Canteen. (Submitted on March 11, 2012.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2012
2. Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen Marker - wide view
The marker can be seen mounted to a pole just to the left of the building.
Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen - period photo (image courtesy of the Martinez Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa mid/1940s
3. Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen - period photo (image courtesy of the Martinez Museum)
Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen - artwork on marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2012
4. Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen - artwork on marker
Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen - period photo (image courtesy of the Martinez Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa mid/1940s
5. Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen - period photo (image courtesy of the Martinez Museum)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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