Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / De Anza Expedition Campsite
[Located at the Livermore Civic Center is a two-sided monument. Side 1 is a marker dedicated to William M. Mendenhall, founder of the town of Livermore. Side 2 is a marker marking this site as a campsite of the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition of 1975 -76]
1823 – 1911
This memorial is contributed to the City of Livermore by the Livermore Rotary Club in recognition of our City’s Centennial Year, 1969.
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led an expedition near this site – The mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area.
Campsite No. 102 is 11 miles from here out Tesla Road
Dedicated April 4, 1976.
Erected 1969 by Livermore Rotary Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 4, 1869.
Location. 37° 40.53′ N, 121° 45.434′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from South Livermore Avenue. Marker is located at the western edge of the Livermore Civic Center parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1188 South Livermore Avenue, 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. Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Livermore FlagpoleLivermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (approx. ¾ mile away); D. F. Bernal Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Bank of Italy Building (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
Also see . . .
1. De Anza National Historic Trail History & Culture. This National Park Service website tells the history of the trail, maps, and gives links to journals of the expedition members and “Web De Anza”, An Interactive Study environment on Spanish Exploration and Colonization of "Alta California" 1774-1776 (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Historic Tombstone from Livermore Found in Southern California Back Yard. A Mercury News.com news article from June 19, 2009. Report of the finding of William Mendenhall's Tombstone. (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,084 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.