Near Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
During the mid 1800’s settlers and entrepreneurs flooded into the area, including Auguste and Pauline Dubost who arrived from France in 1882 and opened a blacksmith shop. He moved the Adelaida Post Office to this site in 1889 and became postmaster. He then proceeded to operate a general store, acquire interests in mines, run a portable steam engine to power threshing machinery and a saw mill and had a lime kiln operation for plaster and mortar used in Paso Robles construction. Late word of his daughter’s death, while on her honeymoon to Los Angeles in 1908, resulted in him cofounding the Adelaida Rural Telephone Company, maintained and owned by grandson Raymond Dubost until 1960. By his death in 1917 Auguste Dubost had accumulated nearly 4000 acres of Adelaida ranchland.
During those halcyon days Adelaida supported six schools, three post offices, three churches, two dance halls, two stores and perhaps 700 people producing livestock, grain, lumber and mining mercury. With the arrival of the railroad in Paso Robles and fading of the mining era, the need for coastal access was
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus, de la Guerra y Pacheco Chapter 1.5.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 38.798′ N, 120° 52.418′ W. Marker is near Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is on Adelaida Road ¼ mile north of Klau Mine Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9850 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles CA 93446, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln-Adelaida School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Willow Creek Mennonite Church (approx. 5 miles away); Brewster – Dutra House (approx. 10.1 miles away); First Mennonite Church (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940 (approx. 10.3 miles away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski Paso Robles Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 10.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paso Robles.
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