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

Flagpole

Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Main Street

 

1917

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Flagpole Marker
Inscription. The community celebrated Independence Day in 1917 by dedicating a flagpole at Main Street and Lafayette Road (now Mt. Diablo Boulevard) The flagpole served as a focal point for community ceremonies. Eventually, the City removed the flagpole because it was a traffic hazard.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 122.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.834′ N, 122° 3.613′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Mt. Diablo Boulevard near South Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street, 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Corners" & Oak Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Traffic (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherburne Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Commercial Building
Flagpole Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
2. Flagpole Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan's Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Duncan's Courtroom (within shouting distance of this marker); San Ramon Valley Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Flagpole Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then. 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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