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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Guarding the Post

 
 
Guarding the Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. Guarding the Post Marker
Inscription. The Guard House served as headquarters for the Officers of the Guard and the Sergeant of the Guard, and as quarters for soldiers assigned to guard detail. Guard duty could last a day, a week, or longer. Guards patrolled their post for 24-hour periods watching for fire, suspicious conduct, unauthorized trespassing, or “picking of flowers for the post gardens.” Soldiers under arrest and Alcatraz military prisoners were also detained in Guard House cells.
 
Location. 37° 51.744′ N, 122° 25.262′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Perimeter Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 600 Bunkmates (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McDowell’s General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling and Dollars (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shipping Out and Coming Home (about 500 feet away); Ministering to all Faiths (about 500 feet away); Treating the Troops (about 600 feet away); Play Games (about 800 feet away); The Post Expands (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tiburon.
 
Regarding Guarding the Post.
Guarding the Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. Guarding the Post Marker
Angel Island State Park is accessed by ferry from Tiburon. Perimeter Road is a 5 mile, mostly paved, walking/bicycle path that goes around Angel Island. This marker is located at Fort McDowell Angel Island is only accessible by ferry from Tiberon or San Francisco.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 22 times this year. 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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