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El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

El Cerrito Hills

 
 
El Cerrito Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. El Cerrito Hills Marker
Caption: The El Cerrito hills in the early 1900s before neighborhoods were built and trees planted.
Inscription.  
The hills to the east began rising less than two million years ago. As they rose, small creeks like Cerrito Creek, just sound of here, carried sediment from their eroding slopes downhill and formed a flood plain - today's "flatlands."

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology. In addition, it is included in the California - El Cerrito - San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.946′ N, 122° 18.122′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Carlson Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9901 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cerrito Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Adobe Houses of Victor Castro (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ranchos San Pablo and San Antonio Boundary Monument
El Cerrito Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. El Cerrito Hills Marker
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(about 500 feet away); El Cerrito's Nightlife (about 500 feet away); The Little Hill (about 500 feet away); Rust (about 600 feet away); El Cerrito's First Mayor (about 600 feet away); Historic Cerrito Creek (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the northwest corner of San Pablo Avenue and Carlson Boulevard.

This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical and Cultural Pavers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Oct. 3, 2022