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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Play Games

 
 
Play Games Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. Play Games Marker
Inscription.  If you listen carefully, you can hear the crack of a bat and soldiers cheering as a Fort McDowell “Indian” rounds third base and heads for home – Cole Field. The ball park was home to the men’s baseball team, the “Indians,” and the women’s softball team, the” McDowell Stowaways.” The games provided soldiers, who were waiting to be shipped overseas, an entertaining recreational break from World War II.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitarySports.
 
Location. 37° 51.618′ N, 122° 25.297′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Perimeter Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort McDowell South (within shouting distance of this marker); 600 Bunkmates (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guarding the Post (about 800 feet away); Fort McDowell’s General Store
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Over 12,000 Meals a Day Served (approx. 0.2 miles away); Processing People and Paper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Supplying the Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ministering to all Faiths (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
Regarding Play Games. Angel Island State Park is accessed by ferry from Tiburon or San Francisco. Perimeter Road is a 5 mile, mostly paved, walking/bicycle path that goes around Angel Island. This marker is located at Fort McDowell.
 
Play Games Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. Play Games Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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