Newark in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1970 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 31.767′ N, 122° 2.382′ W. Marker is in Newark, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Thornton Avenue near Sycamore Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7388 Thornton Avenue, Newark CA 94560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wind-Powered Archimedes Screw-Pump (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Ardenwood Historic Farm / George Washington Patterson Ranch (approx. 2 miles away); Leal Tank House (approx. 2 miles away); The Chadbourne Carriage House (approx. 3.2 Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes (approx. 4.5 miles away); Essanay Film Studio (approx. 4.6 miles away); Essanay Studio Site (approx. 4.7 miles away).
Regarding Carter Brothers. This marker is on the south side of Thornton Avenue, just east of the railroad tracks.
Also see . . . Carter Brothers, Builders -- Mid-continent Railway Museum. By 1885, Carter Brothers had produced more than 600 cars for the SPCRR. They specialized in narrow gauge equipment, but also built horse cars, cable cars, a few electrics, turntables, water tanks and some standard gauge equipment, and at least one interurban. One authority estimates they built about 5,000 cars in a little over 28 years... (Submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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