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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mule Power

 
 
Mule Power Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. Mule Power Marker
Inscription.  The Army used “mule power” on the island until the 1930s to haul supplies and quarried rock. They pulled graders, mowing equipment, and garbage wagons. Soldiers stabled and cared for the mules in this barn.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsForts and CastlesParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 37° 51.558′ N, 122° 26.387′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Angel Island is located north of Alcatraz Island and is the largest island in the San Francisco Bay. It is accessed by ferry, private boat, watercraft, or kayak. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Rank, Great View (within shouting distance of this marker); Housing the Troops (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Reynolds Chapel (about 400 feet away); Camp Reynolds (about 600 feet away); Caring for Soldiers (about 700 feet away); Defending the Bay
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Batteries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crushing Rock for the Roads (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a metal post near the rear of the mule barn.
 
Regarding Mule Power. The entire island is a state park, except for Point Blunt on the southeastern tip, which is controlled by the U.S. Coast Guard.
 
Also see . . .  US Army on the Island.
"With concern mounting over threats to the Bay Area from Confederate sympathizers and naval forces, the federal government established Camp Reynolds (West Garrison) on Angel Island in 1863."
(Submitted on August 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Mule Power Marker and Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. Mule Power Marker and Barn
Mule Barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
3. Mule Barn
Hitching rings across from the mule barn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
4. Hitching rings across from the mule barn
Angel Island image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
5. Angel Island
North side as seen from a departing ferry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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