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Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
1. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In this cemetery are laid to rest many of the early California pioneers, settlers and their families. One of the more famous is Joseph Reddeford Walker, XNGH - mountain man, guide and pathfinder.
 
Erected 1981 by Martinez Cemetery Commission and E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13. (Marker Number XIII (13).)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.074′ N, 122° 8.706′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Carquinez Scenic Drive near Talbart Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Carquinez Scenic Drive, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Joseph R. Walker (a few steps from this marker); James Rankin (a few steps from this marker); Hook Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Family of Don Ignacio Martinez (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Joseph R. Walker (about 300 feet away,
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
2. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
measured in a direct line); God's Acre (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named James Rankin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Anti-Aircraft W.W. II Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinez.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Alhambra Cemetery. Pick up a key at the Martinez Police Department.
 
Also see . . .  Alhambra Cemetery. In this cemetery were laid to rest many early pioneers of Contra Costa County. Many were drawn to California by gold, but fulfilled their dreams for a better life in other ways. The first recorded burials at the old cemetery, entered in the City of Martinez death register, were 1854. However, it is believed that burials occurred as early as 1851. (Submitted on April 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Alhambra Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
3. Alhambra Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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