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

San Carlos Depot

 
 
San Carlos Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 28, 2011
1. San Carlos Depot Marker
Inscription.  
Erected 1888
Deeded as use as a railroad depot
by John W. Brittan
Site of the first San Carlos Telegraph
Post Office and Library
An Historical Site
Dedicated 1976

 
Erected 1976 by San Carlos Villagers Historical Assn. and the City of San Carlos.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 37° 30.442′ N, 122° 15.609′ W. Marker is in San Carlos, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is at the intersection of El Camino Real (State Highway 82) and San Carlos Avenue, on the right when traveling north on El Camino Real. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 599 El Camino Real, San Carlos CA 94070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Carlos Station (a few steps from this marker); Thaddeus Kerns (approx. half a mile away); Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715 (approx. half a mile away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial
San Carlos Depot Marker and El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 28, 2011
2. San Carlos Depot Marker and El Camino Real Bell
Bells have been placed along the original El Camino Real trail which linked the California Spanish Missions from San Diego to Sonoma.
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Ralston Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); S.M. Mezes (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carrington Hall (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Carlos.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a base located at the entrance to the San Carlos Caltrain Station.
 
Regarding San Carlos Depot. See "Nearby Marker" San Carlos Station for additional information and views of the depot building.
 
San Carlos Depot and Current Elevated CalTrain Tracks image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 28, 2011
3. San Carlos Depot and Current Elevated CalTrain Tracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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