“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

San Andreas in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Red Barn

The Red Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matuca Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus
1. The Red Barn Marker
Inscription.  The Red Barn Museum is the only remnant of The Calaveras County Hospital that remains on these grounds. The two-story hospital was built in 1870, and remained in use until Mark Twain Hospital was constructed in 1951. This building served as the hospitals dairy barn, and county documents show that it received major improvements in 1923, including painting the barn the distinctive red color. After the hospital closed, the barn was used by the sheriff's posse and the county. In 2004, through the vision and hard work of countless volunteers The Calaveras County Historical Society restored the dairy barn and opened The Red Barn Museum to the public, sharing the rich history of Calaveras County.
Erected 2016 by Matuca Chapter 1849 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 38° 11.368′ N, 120° 39.956′ W. Marker is in San Andreas, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be
The Red Barn Museum image. Click for full size.
2. The Red Barn Museum
reached from the intersection of Government Center Road and Mountain Ranch Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3351 Government Center Road, San Andreas CA 95249, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calaveras County Hospital Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); San Andreas (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Restaurant in Town (approx. one mile away); California Pioneers Reinterred from Poverty Bar Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); Chili Gulch (approx. 2.6 miles away); Attempted Stage Robbery (approx. 3 miles away); The Costa Store (approx. 3.6 miles away); Calaveritas (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Andreas.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 194 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2017. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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