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Lafayette in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Deodar Cedars

 
 
Deodar Cedars Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2019
1. Deodar Cedars Marker
Inscription.  In 1927 these trees were planted by Robert Elam McNeil and his wife, Gertrude, pioneer leaders in the Methodist Church and in the community. Born in Lafayette, the McNeils were proprietors of the Pioneer Store from 1902 to 1935.
 
Erected 1973 by Lafayette Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 53.39′ N, 122° 7.116′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Moraga Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette CA 94549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette Grammar School (a few steps from this marker); Elam and Margaret Brown Home-Site (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Store (about 700 feet away); Geils Building (about 700 feet away); Way Side Inn (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to the Pony Express
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(about 700 feet away); Lafayette Town Hall (about 700 feet away); Lafayette House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a low rock under the cedar tree in front of the Lafayette United Methodist Church.
 
Deodar Cedars Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2019
2. Deodar Cedars Marker - wide view
The marker is not quite visible here, but is located below the cedar tree in the middle of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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