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


Pozo Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Pozo Marker
Inscription. In the 1850's Ynocente Garcia and sons recorded claims for the Rancho San Jose which included today's Pozo. In 1878, the area's first postmaster, George Lingo, was refused the name San Jose for the post office and accepted Pozo (Well - in Spanish) instead. Early roads from the coast to the San Joaquin Valley became busier with the 1878 discovery of gold in La Panza and Pozo grew into a bustling, wild west town of general stores, blacksmith shops, two hotels, and three saloons, to quench the traveler's thirst. In 1882, 97 school children were among the area's population of 850.

By 1900 Gold fever had subsided which, combined with more direct routes to the valley, reduced the importance of Pozo as the rest stop. Prohibition and the depression marked the end to Pozo's heyday years and the town was picked apart and carried off.

The Pozo Saloon, reopened in 1967, is all that remains to offer the locals and curious traveler the hospitality and frontier friendliness of a bygone day.
Erected by E Clampus Vitus De La Guerra y Pacheco Chapter 1.5 Credo Quia Absurdum.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 18.227′ N, 120° 22.536′ W. Marker is in Santa Margarita, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is on Pozo Road east
Pozo Saloon and Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Pozo Saloon and Marker
of Forest Route 30S05, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Pozo Road, Santa Margarita CA 93453, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pacific Coast Railway Right-Of-Way / A Terrible Tragedy (approx. 16.7 miles away).
Categories. Notable Places
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2017. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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