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

Railroad Gives Way to Strollers, Cyclists and Joggers

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— The Tiburon Historical Trail —

 
 
Railroad Gives Way to Strollers, Cyclists and Joggers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. Railroad Gives Way to Strollers, Cyclists and Joggers Marker
Inscription.  Far-sighted residents captured a treasure for all when, after 84 years, the need for trains disappeared and the former railroad bed became the multipurpose path you are using today.

In this 1908 picture, a big engine steams along the bay right where you are standing. In 1968, workmen began pulling up the last railroad track in Tiburon.

The Tiburon Historical Trail
The Tiburon Historical Trail as a joint project of the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation and the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. This trail runs between Blackie’s Pasture and the Donahue Depot in downtown Tiburon. The early photographs below were taken from the location of this panel.
 
Erected by Tiburon Peninsula Foundation and Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 37° 53.231′ N, 122° 28.553′ W. Marker is in Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Tiburon
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Boulevard (California Route 131), on the left when traveling north. The marker is mounted to a metal post between the Tiburon Linear Park and Tiburon Boulevard. 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. Waving Back (Circa 1950) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boat Works (about 600 feet away); Del Mar (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hilarita (approx. 0.7 miles away); Feed Lot For Oysters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Reed School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Trestle Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saving and Protecting Our Bay (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
Also see . . .  Tiburon Historical Trail on TrailLink.com.
"In the early 1900s, Tiburon was a blue-collar railroad town, with cargo trains running daily. One of the railroad's "most famous deliveries" was Al Capone, who was carried by train to Alcatraz in 1934. Belvedere, meanwhile, once hosted the ever-pungent McCollam Fish Factory."
(Submitted on August 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Railroad Gives Way to Strollers, Cyclists and Joggers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. Railroad Gives Way to Strollers, Cyclists and Joggers Marker
The community of Strawberry is visible across Richardson Bay
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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