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

Essanay Studio Site

America’s First Hollywood

 
 
Essanay Studio Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 15, 2013
1. Essanay Studio Site Marker
Captions: Mission San Jose, Meyhew's Landing, Dumbarton Point, First Courthouse Alameda County
Inscription. Francis X. Bushman, Charlie Chaplin, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Ben Turpin, Vic “Slippery Sam” Pottel and “Alkalie (sic) Ike” starred here 1910/1912. Earliest films starred Gilbert Anderson (Max Aronson) alias “Bronco Billy,” 1958 Oscar winner. What colorful secrets echo thru Niles Canyon, these streets and bungalows of Niles glorious past.
 
Erected 1979 by Washington Township Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 34.635′ N, 121° 58.791′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Niles Boulevard east of G Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37378 Niles Boulevard, Fremont CA 94536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Essanay Film Studio (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Bankers Building” (about 600 feet away); Vallejo Flour Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away);
Essanay Studio Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 15, 2013
2. Essanay Studio Site Marker
Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel (approx. one mile away); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Chadbourne Carriage House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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