Near Guerneville in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected in 1876
The purpose of the railway was to replace the slow oxen team method of hauling timber and passengers to San Rafael. Prior to the railway, it took nine days by oxen for the round trip.
In 1877 the line was extended to Guerneville and eventually to Cazadero.
The railway which started as a standard gauge was operated until November 14, 1935, when the now existing county road was opened.
The station on this its original site was purchased by F. Korbel & Bros. from the Northwestern Pacific for five dollars.
Erected by Korbel Winery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 38° 30.449′ N, 122° 57.905′ W. Marker is near Guerneville, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from River Road near Odd Fellows Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13250 River Road, Guerneville CA 95446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Bank of Guerneville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Guerneville Historical Marker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pioneers of Preservation (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Power Commercial Sawmill (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Moscow Barn (approx. 5˝ miles away); Walters Ranch Hop Kiln (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Time Poetry Left At Stage Holdup (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guerneville.
More about this marker. The Korbel Station is located near the Korbel Champagne Cellers.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.