Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Birthplace of The Martini
Humorist James Thurber once said, "One is alright, two is too many, and three is not enough."
Erected 1992 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1887.
Location. 38° 0.892′ N, 122° 8.194′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Alhambra Avenue and Masonic Street, on the right when traveling north on Alhambra Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinez CA 94553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 700 Alhambra (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hilson's (about 800 feet away); State Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall Apartment Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Bank of Martinez (approx. 0.2 miles away); 736 Ferry Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); McNamara-McMahon Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 415 Escobar (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a stone monument situated on the northeast corner of the intersection of Alhambra Avenue and Masonic Street.
Also see . . . The Martini Story. The City of Martinez' telling of the origin of the martini, along with some related lore. (Submitted on November 12, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,154 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. It was the Marker of the Week July 20, 2014. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on July 15, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.