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Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Livermore Flagpole

 
 
Livermore Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 5, 2009
1. Livermore Flagpole Marker
Inscription.  A flagpole has anchored this site since 1905. On July 4, 2005, the citizens of this community dedicated a new flagpole. Sixty feet of the original flagpole stand in nearby Carnegie Park. Both symbolize the strength of our nation and its people.

Commemorated by the City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission
May 2008
 
Erected 2008 by City of Livermore Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 37° 40.91′ N, 121° 46.092′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of South Livermore Avenue and First Street, on the right when traveling south on South Livermore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2247 First St, Livermore CA 94550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of Italy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); D. F. Bernal Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (about 500 feet away); Carnegie Library
Livermore Flagpole - Installed June 17, 2005 image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 5, 2009
2. Livermore Flagpole - Installed June 17, 2005
The new flagpole cost $40,000. Total costs for the whole project were $171,000, which includes the cost of removal of the old flagpole and its installation in Carnegie park. The new flagpole is 120 feet tall and made of fiberglass, and was dedicated on July 4, 2005.
(about 800 feet away); Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 0.2 miles away); Livermore Southern Pacific Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a monument at the base of the flagpole.
 
Regarding Livermore Flagpole. The original 130-foot wooden flagpole was created by purchasing a ship’s mast from a shipyard at San Francisco Bay.
 
Also see . . .  The NEW Livermore Flagpole. eLivermore.com's web pages on the new flagpole, including photos of its installation and dedication. (Submitted on April 12, 2009.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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