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Near Soledad in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Camino Real Bell

 
 
El Camino Real Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2013
1. El Camino Real Bell Marker
Inscription.
In 1906
guidepost
bells were
placed along
the
El Camino Real
to guide
early travelers
and to
preserve this
historic route
which linked
California
missions
beginning in
1769
www. californiabell.com

 
Erected by California Bell.
 
Location. 36° 24.278′ N, 121° 21.356′ W. Marker is near Soledad, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Fort Romie Road near Mission Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36641 Fort Romie Road, Soledad CA 93960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Original Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The De Anza Expedition in Soledad (within shouting distance of this marker); Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga (within shouting distance of this marker); Padre Florencio Ibanez (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Nuestra Señora Dolorosísima de la Soledad (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Station Site
El Camino Real Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2013
2. El Camino Real Bell Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Cesar Chavez Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); One Voice Murals Project (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Soledad.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad in front of the church.
 
Also see . . .  El Camino Real Bell - California Bell. The idea of placing a marker along the highway and in front of each Mission did not come about until August 15, 1906 when a cast iron 85 pound bell and piping designed by Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes was placed into the ground at the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles, also know as the Plaza Church near Union Depot in Los Angeles. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Plaque at the base of the El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2013
3. Plaque at the base of the El Camino Real Bell
Presented by
Florence D. Schoneman
Sept. 24, 1966
In honor of
Orinda G. Giannini
Past Grand President
Native Daughters of the Golden West
State Chairman Mission
Soledad Restoration
1940 – 1966
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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