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Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Union Hotel

 
 
The Union Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 11, 2019
1. The Union Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1880, the original Union Hotel burned in 1893 but was rebuilt in 1915. The previous and present structures have been a part of Santa Barbara County history for over a century. The Union Hotel has hosted, and withstood, generations of travelers who came here via stagecoach, railroad and early motor car. Further, major business transactions, such as cattle trading, were conducted here. Its long tradition of hospitality, spanning major historical events such as World War I and II, the Great Depression, and Prohibition continue to this day.
 
Erected 2008 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Grand President Dwayne R. Gavin and Santa Barbara Parlor #116. (Marker Number 2008-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 34° 44.612′ N, 120° 16.809′ W. Marker is in Los Alamos, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from Bell Street (California Route 135) west of Centennial Street, on the left when traveling
The Union Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 11, 2019
2. The Union Hotel Marker
NSGW Grand President James King
"Took me years to find this one."
west. The marker is inside the fence, at the back of the patio area to the left of the hotel. Ask in the saloon or in the hotel and someone might be able to let you in for a look. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 362 Bell Street, Los Alamos CA 93440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapel of San Ramon (approx. 7.6 miles away); First Successful Cement Job (approx. 7.6 miles away); La Purisima Mission - 1 Mile (approx. 8.9 miles away); La Purisima Mission ← 3 Miles (approx. 9.1 miles away); La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (approx. 9 miles away); Lompoc's Mission Vieja (approx. 12 miles away); Lompoc Carnegie Library (approx. 12 miles away); Italian Stone Pines (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
From Behind The Marker Looking Toward the Hotel image. Click for full size.
By James King, October 11, 2019
3. From Behind The Marker Looking Toward the Hotel
NSGW Grand 2nd VP Ron Brocco
"It's right here!"
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2019, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2019, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the front of the building. • Can you help?
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