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

Downtown Traffic

Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Main St.

 

—Early 1950s —

 
Downtown Traffic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Downtown Traffic Marker
Inscription. The 1951 opening of Broadway Shopping Center led to almost daily gridlock at Main and Mt. Diablo, streets that were also part of two state highways. Local officials used photos to "plead their case" for traffic relief. The freeway to bypass downtown opened in 1960.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 123.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.839′ N, 122° 3.579′ 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: 1407 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. Harlan's Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Corners" & Oak Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street, 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherburne Building (within shouting
Downtown Traffic Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Downtown Traffic Marker (detail)
distance of this marker); Judge Duncan's Courtroom (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Commercial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. Roads & Vehicles
 
Downtown Traffic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Downtown Traffic Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 19 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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