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San Leandro in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

San Leandro Oyster Beds

 
 
San Leandro Oyster Beds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
1. San Leandro Oyster Beds Marker
Contributors
Citizens of San Leandro ∙ Marina Citizens for Community Improvement ∙ Marina Faire Homeowners Association ∙ Marina Haven ∙ Mulford Gardens Improvement Association ∙ San Leandro Boat Club ∙ San Leandro Insurance Agents Association
Inscription. Oysters were the mainstay of the California fishing industry at the turn of the century. Along this site (the original Mulford Canal) the San Leandro oyster beds flourished. In 1892 William Roberts field title to the beds south along San Lorenzo Canal and in 1895 Thomas Mulford filed title here at Mulford Canal. The beds were often plagued by “oyster pirates” such as Jack London. (Marker Number 824.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 37° 41.721′ N, 122° 11.597′ W. Marker was in San Leandro, California, in Alameda County. Marker was on North Pike Road near Neptune Road. Touch for map. Marker was located at the San Leandro Marina, at the south end of the parking lot off of South Dike Road. Marker was in this post office area: San Leandro CA 94577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); Australian Aviators (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Successful Non-stop Trans-Pacific Air Flight (approx. 2.3 miles away); Estudillo Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); San Leandro – Industry
San Leandro Oyster Beds Mural image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
2. San Leandro Oyster Beds Mural
Bolt holes from the original marker can be seen above the contributors plaque.
(approx. 2.7 miles away); San Leandro – Cherry Festivals (approx. 2.7 miles away); Historic Daniel & Meta Best Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Casa Peralta (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Leandro.
 
More about this marker. The marker is pictured in a television show titled "San Leandro: Sausage King," part of the "City Confidential" series.
 
Regarding San Leandro Oyster Beds. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.824 on June 7, 1984.
 
Also see . . .  The California Oyster Industry. A report on the oyster industry in California from the Resource Agency of the California Department of Fish & Game. (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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