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San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk

 
 
The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
1. The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk Marker
Inscription.  
In Celebration of the
U.S.Geological Survey's Centennial
1879 - 1979
Dedicated July 4, 1979
by
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
In Cooperation With Old Mission San Juan Bautista-Diocese of Monterey, U.S.Geological Survey-Department of the Interior, California State Historical Park-San Juan Bautista
and the Citizens of San Juan Bautista, California

 
Erected 1979 by Mission of San Juan Bautista, U.S. Geological Survey, San Juan Bautista State Historical Park and Citizens of San Juan Bautista.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 36° 50.753′ N, 121° 32.119′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is located on the grounds of the Mission San Juan Bautista and the San Juan Bautista State Historical Park. Touch for map.
The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2009
2. The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Second Street, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Camino Real (here, next to this marker); Mission San Juan Bautista (within shouting distance of this marker); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (about 400 feet away); Castro - Breen Adobe (about 400 feet away); Progress Becomes History (about 400 feet away); Town Jail (about 500 feet away); De Anza Expedition 1775 – 1776 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The San Andreas Fault. The San Andreas Fault, a major California fault line, runs from east of San Diego northward. It passes east of Los Angeles, continues northward east of Monterey. Then passes through the towns of San Juan Bautista and Hollister. It continues northward just west of San Jose, up the San Francisco Penninsula, continues northward and eventually turns west into the Pacific Ocean south of Eureka. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. All About the San Andreas Fault. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Photo of the Fault Scarp at San Juan Bautista. Ground rupture
The Original El Camino Real on the San Andreas Fault image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2009
3. The Original El Camino Real on the San Andreas Fault
Note the difference in elevation of the ground. This is the scarp of the fault line.
was recorded here in the 1906 earthquake. The field is a prehistoric lake bed. next (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 5,175 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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