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California Boatyards

 
 
California Boatyards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. California Boatyards Marker
Inscription.  A major steamboat building center on the Monongahela, 1852-1879. No fewer than 131 boats were constructed here (74 in the 1850s alone), primarily for the western river trade. The boatyards ceased operations when the railroad (PV and C) acquired the right-of-way, 1879.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 40° 4.085′ N, 79° 53.353′ W. Marker is in California, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Wood Street. Located at the California Public Library (old train station). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: California PA 15419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Station (a few steps from this marker); Joseph A.“Jock” Yablonski (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.A.S.D. Vietnam Veterans Honor Roll
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Memorial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Pike Memorial - World War II (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monument Relocation (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in California.
 
California Boatyards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. California Boatyards Marker
California Library Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
3. California Library Historical Marker
Train Caboose image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
4. Train Caboose
Located next to California Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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