The Trestle and Blackie's Pasture
The Tiburon Peninsula Historical Trail
(Left photo caption:)
The trestle, which crossed Tiburon Boulevard, was a landmark for 84 years until it was torn down in 1968, a year after the last train rumbled over its sturdy wooden framework. This picture is from the 1930s. The berm on the south end still can be seen.
(Right photo caption:)
For 28 years, you could not leave or
return to Belvedere or Tiburon without passing a swaybacked horse named
Blackie grazing in his pasture. Blackie
was a former cavalry horse that later
a cutting horse at rodeos
Salinas, was used as and appeared in the
California rodeo. When he was 12
years old, Blackie retired to his private pasture at the corner of Tiburon
Boulevard and Trestle Glen Road. His owner, Anthony Connell, visited him daily, and people of all ages
could often be seen feeding Blackie carrots, sugar and hay, until his death in 1966.
Erected by Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of the Tiburon Trestle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tiburon's Railroad History (about 700 feet away); Hilarita (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Reed's Saw Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Reed School (approx. 1.8 miles away); China Cabin (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pacific Mail Steamship China (approx. 2.2 miles away); William Henry Webb (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the trailhead, adjacent to the parking lot for Blackie's Pasture. This is one of twelve markers situated along the trail.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.