San Miguel in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 2003 by De La Guerra Chapter 1.5, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Jesse James series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1998.
Location. 35° 45.05′ N, 120° 41.783′ W. Marker is in San Miguel, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from Mission Street south of 13th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1263 Mission Street, San Miguel CA 93451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Original Site Of San Miguel School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Col. John C. Fremont (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Fields (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross of El Camino Real (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission San Miguel Arcangel (approx. half a mile away); Fr. Fidelis Wieland, O.F.M (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Miguel Cemetery District (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel.
More about this marker. The marker is set in the sidewalk just to the right of the front door.
Regarding Elkhorn Saloon. The Elkhorn is supposedly the second-oldest saloon in California.
The references to Frank and Jesse James are dubious at best. While their presence in the area is known (their uncle Drury James owned the La Panza Ranch and helped found the city of Paso Robles) and mythologized, Frank and Jesse would have been about 11 and 6 years old, respectively, in 1853 when the Elkhorn was founded.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. 4. submitted on April 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.