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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Flagpole

Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Main Street

 

— 1917 —

 
Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Flagpole Marker
Inscription.  The community celebrated Independence Day in 1917 by dedicating a flagpole at Main Street and Lafayette Road (now Mt. Diablo Boulevard) The flagpole served as a focal point for community ceremonies. Eventually, the City removed the flagpole because it was a traffic hazard.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 122.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.834′ N, 122° 3.613′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Mt. Diablo Boulevard near South Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 Mt Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street, 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Corners" & Oak Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Traffic (within shouting distance of
Flagpole Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
2. Flagpole Marker (detail)
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this marker); Sherburne Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Commercial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan's Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Duncan's Courtroom (within shouting distance of this marker); San Ramon Valley Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Flagpole Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Sep. 27, 2022