Near Newman in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected April 20, 1974
Estanislao Chapter No. 58
Garland R. Goesch NGH
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1974 by Estanislao Chapter No. 58, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 2007.
Location. 37° 18.052′ N, 121° 6.238′ W. Marker is near Newman, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 5. The marker is located at a scenic overlook on top of a hill near Newman, CA. It is only accessible by exiting from I-5 driving southbound - exit at the sign for Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newman CA 95360, 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. West of This Point is the California Aqueduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding Day April 28, 1888 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Men of Gustine War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Enterprise School (approx. 6˝ miles away); Gustine Museum (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hills Ferry (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hotel Del Puerto (approx. 11.9 miles away); Patterson's Westside Bell (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newman.
More about this marker. The marker is roughly one mile south of Orestimba creek. The rocks and sycamore grove, if still extant, are not visible from the marker.
Regarding Orestimba. In Historic Spots in California, Mildred Hoover notes that the Arroyo de Orestimba was called "the meeting place" because the padres and local Indians agreed to meet there again in the following year.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,389 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on December 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.