San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Baptized by Franciscan Fathers.
A Ferryman on the San Francisco Bay,
He Became Known as
Died about 1835
Erected 1959 by Daughters of the American Revolution, El Marinero Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 37° 58.454′ N, 122° 31.679′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and A Street, on the right when traveling west on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission San Rafael Arcangel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Mission San Rafael Arcangel (a few steps from this marker); James M. Donahue Ferry Bell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gate House Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. ¼ mile away); The Belrose Theater (approx. ¼ mile away); How San Rafael Got Its Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradford House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Mission San Rafael.
Also see . . . Chief Marin. Chief Marin (born about 1781, died March 15, 1839) was the "great chief of the tribe Licatiut" (a branch of Coast Miwok native to present-day Marin County, California), according to General Vallejo's semi-historical report to the first California State Legislature in 1850. Historical records indicate that he was baptized as a young man at Mission San Francisco de Asís (of San Francisco, California) in 1801 and eventually moved to Mission San Rafael Arcángel (of San Rafael), where he was an alcalde in the 1820s. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.