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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Jeanesville Pump

The Jeanesville Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, October 12, 2013
1. The Jeanesville Pump Marker
Inscription.  The Jeanesville Pump that rests quietly on permanent exhibit at the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum was one of 2000 steam powered pumps built at the turn of the century by the Jeanesville Iron Works Company.

Union Oil Company relocated this Jeanesville Pump to the central coast of California from Georgia, where it had been operating pumping molasses. This pump was purchased and disassembled in Georgia and transported to San Luis Obispo, California by train. From San Luis Obispo the component parts completed their trip to Shandon by 20-mule team.

The Jeanesville Pump was needed in Shandon to pump oil through a newly constructed Union Oil pipeline that had been built to carry crude oil from Central California to the Pacific Coast where the crude oil could be moved by ship to refineries in San Francisco.

Union Oil commissioned this Jeanesville Pump in 1910 and decommissioned it in 1986 with more than 76 years of uninterrupted service.

Weight Approx 85 tons
Pumping Capacity 1000 barrels per hour
Flywheel weight 14 tons
Flywheel diameter 14 feet
Stroke 96 inches
Steam piston
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diameter 26 & 42 inches

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
Location. 35° 38.16′ N, 120° 41.241′ W. Marker is in Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is on Riverside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2010 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles CA 93446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Geneseo School (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory Of (within shouting distance of this marker); Paso Robles’ First Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); First Mennonite Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brewster – Dutra House (approx. half a mile away); Paso Robles Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paso Robles.
More about this marker. This marker is outside the building housing the pump on the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum grounds.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 20, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 2, 2022