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near Calistoga in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

To Commemorate..."Petrified Charlie”

 
 
To Commemorate..."Petrified Charlie" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
1. To Commemorate..."Petrified Charlie" Marker
Inscription. To Commemorate
... The discovery of the petrified forest by "Petrified Charlie" in the year 1870.
... The meeting with Robert Louis Stevenson immortalized in the book, "Silverado Squatters."
... All this others whose lives were devoted to developing and preserving this forest.
 
Erected 1955 by Jeanette and Charles J. Hawthorne.
 
Location. 38° 33.375′ N, 122° 38.307′ W. Marker is in near Calistoga, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Petrified Forest Road near Porter Creek Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4100 Petrified Forest Road, Calistoga CA 94515, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petrified Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Petrified Forest (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Calistoga Sam Brannan Center (approx. 3 miles away); Calistoga City Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mount View Hotel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Calistoga Depot (approx. 3.6 miles away); Oat Hill Mine Road (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Categories. PaleontologySettlements & Settlers
 
To Commemorate..."Petrified Charlie" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
2. To Commemorate..."Petrified Charlie" Marker
Robert Louis Stevenson Tree image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 29, 2017
3. Robert Louis Stevenson Tree
This is the first tree discovered by Charles Evans (Petrified Charley) in 1870. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about this tree and his encounter with Petrified Charley" in his book the "Silverado Squatters." This tree is name in honor of their friendship.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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