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Near Guerneville in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Korbel Station

Erected in 1876

 
 
Korbel Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
1. Korbel Station Marker
Inscription. This was the terminus of the "Fulton-Guerneville" branch of the Northwestern Pacific Railway which began operations on May, 29, 1872.
The purpose of the railway was to replace the slow oxen team method of hauling timber and passengers to San Rafael. Prior to the railway, it took nine days by oxen for the round trip.
In 1877 the line was extended to Guerneville and eventually to Cazadero.
The railway which started as a standard gauge was operated until November 14, 1935, when the now existing county road was opened.
The station on this its original site was purchased by F. Korbel & Bros. from the Northwestern Pacific for five dollars.
 
Erected by Korbel Winery.
 
Location. 38° 30.449′ N, 122° 57.905′ W. Marker is near Guerneville, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from River Road near Odd Fellows Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13250 River Road, Guerneville CA 95446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bank of Guerneville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Guerneville Historical Marker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pioneers of Preservation
Korbel Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
2. Korbel Station Marker
Captions (clockwise for the upper left): View of Ranch and Vineyards after logging operations. Korbel mansion in background.; Engine 111 just below Korbel heading for Rio Nido in the summer of 1935.; Dinky 99 at Rio Nido about 1900.; Train arriving at Grueneville, 1898. Building at right is still standing today.; Engines 10 & 11 at Camp Vaction - end of the line in those days, about 1900. Camp Vacation became Rio Campo is is now known as Northwood.; Main Street at Guerneville, 1933.; Engine 112 used on Nov. 14, 1935 the last day of operation. This locomotive is being held of the Transportation Museum in San Francisco.; Korbel Winery about 1920. Note Corbel Station at right.; First section of Korbel Winery prior to addition 0 1870.; Photographs Courtesy of Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Inc.
(approx. 3.1 miles away); First Power Commercial Sawmill (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Moscow Barn (approx. 5 miles away); Walters Ranch Hop Kiln (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Time Poetry Left At Stage Holdup (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guerneville.
 
More about this marker. The Korbel Station is located near the Korbel Champagne Cellers.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Korbel Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 28, 2017
3. Korbel Station and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 163 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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