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

Main Street, 1921

 
 
Main Street, 1921 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
1. Main Street, 1921 Marker
Inscription.  By a vote of 127-76, Walnut Creek residents chose to incorporate as a city in October 1914, largely to get Main Street paved. It took another seven years to secure the funds but, finally, Main Street was paved in 1921.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 135.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1914.
 
Location. 37° 53.937′ N, 122° 3.645′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Main Street near Cypress Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1387 North Main Street, 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. First National Bank (a few steps from this marker); Bradley Bros. Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Stow Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramona Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Valley Mercantile
Main Street, 1921 Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Main Street, 1921 Marker (detail)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Traffic (within shouting distance of this marker); Rogers Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rogers Hotel (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.
 
Main Street, 1921 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 7, 2016
3. Main Street, 1921 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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