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Suisun City in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Hump

The Hump Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 7, 2021
1. The Hump Marker
Here between 1942 and 1948, the painted ladies serviced the needs of our men from Travis AFB. Closed by order of an unsympathetic sheriff.
Erected 1980 by E Clampus Vitus, Sam Brannan Chapter 1004.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 38° 12.36′ N, 121° 52.531′ W. Marker is in Suisun City, California, in Solano County. Marker is on Rio Vista Road (State Highway 12) 3 miles west of State Highway 113, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City CA 94585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birds Landing - Benjamin’s Store (approx. 5.1 miles away); Travis Air Force Base (approx. 5.8 miles away); Suisun City (approx. 9.2 miles away); Pony Express River Steamer “New World” (approx. 10.7 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars (approx. 10.7
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miles away); Humphrey the Humpback Whale (approx. 10.7 miles away); Rio Vista Waterfront Warehouses (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Valley (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suisun City.
More about this marker. The marker is on the front of the Rio Vista Junction building on the grounds of the Western Railway Museum. Upon entry of the the Museum grounds from the highway, rather than going straight into the parking lot, make an immediate right turn and drive through the gate roughly 1/10 mile to the building. The gate may not be open when the museum is closed.
Also see . . .  Sacramento Northern Railway. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Additional commentary.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Dean Hemphill was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque wording by Edward D. Hawkins.
    — Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

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The Hump Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2010
2. The Hump Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the middle front of the Rio Vista Junction depot building. Rio Vista Junction served as a transfer station for passengers between buses traveling Highway 12 and the Sacramento Northern Railway. Passenger rail service ended here in 1940.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   2. submitted on December 29, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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