“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Woodside in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Town of West Union

1853 ~ 1910

Town of West Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wm K. Raven Howland, March 2008
1. Town of West Union Marker
Inscription.  The town of West Union stood between today’s Edgewood Road and Raymundo Drive in Woodside. The town was originally developed by the employees of two lumber mills on West Union Creek established by Willard Whipple. Farming supplemented the lumber work and other businesses such as a saloon and market quickly came into existence. When the timber ran out two wineries began planting grapes and were successful. A school house stood where the power substation is currently.

Plaque dedicated this 29th Day of March 2008 (Clamp Year 6013) by the Ancient & Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus, Capitulus Redivivus, Yerba Buena Number One.
Erected 2008 by E Clampus Vitus - Yerba Buena Number One.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 27.65′ N, 122° 17.65′ W. Marker is in Woodside, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Cañada Road ¼ mile south of Edgewood Road
Town of West Union Marker image. Click for full size.
April 24, 2009
2. Town of West Union Marker
, on the right when traveling south. Near the Interstate 280 Interchange. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gaspar de Portolá Expedition Campsite (here, next to this marker); Filoli (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Monument to Water (approx. 2 miles away); Woodside Store (approx. 2.3 miles away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carrington Hall (approx. 3½ miles away); A. C. Argo (approx. 3½ miles away); The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodside.
More about this marker. Concrete monument with polished black granite face
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by Wm K. Raven Howland of Belmont, California. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 9, 2009, by Wm K. Raven Howland of Belmont, California.   2. submitted on April 29, 2009. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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