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

Bowling and Dollars

 
 
Bowling and Dollars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. Bowling and Dollars Marker
Inscription. A great morale builder, Fort McDowell’s bowling alley opened in 1944, sporting six lanes. Fort McDowell’s bowling teams – the “Jail Birds,” “Brass Hats,” and the "McDowell Mermaids” competed against teams from Fort Mason and Camp Stoneman.

The wooden building near the bowling alley’s foundation housed the finance department, where soldiers were paid – also a great morale builder.
 
Location. 37° 51.789′ N, 122° 25.346′ W. Marker is in Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Perimeter Road, on the right. Click for map. This marker is located at Fort McDowell in Angel Island State Park, which is accessed by ferry from Tiburon. Perimeter Road is a 5 mile, mostly paved, walking/bicycle path that goes around Angel Island. 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. Shipping Out and Coming Home (a few steps from this marker); Ministering to all Faiths (within shouting distance of this marker); Treating the Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McDowell’s General Store (about 300 feet away, measured
Bowling and Dollars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. Bowling and Dollars Marker
Behind the marker is apparently the foundation for the bowling alley and finance department building.
in a direct line); Guarding the Post (about 500 feet away); 600 Bunkmates (about 500 feet away); Play Games (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Post Expands (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tiburon.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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