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San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Marin

 
 
Marin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2017
1. Marin Marker
Inscription.
Indian Warrior
Baptized by Franciscan Fathers.
A Ferryman on the San Francisco Bay,
He Became Known as
El Marinero
(The Sailor)
Died about 1835

 
Erected 1959 by Daughters of the American Revolution, El Marinero Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 58.454′ N, 122° 31.679′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and A Street, on the right when traveling west on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Rafael Arcangel (a few steps from this marker); The Gate House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. ¼ mile away); The Belrose Theater (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradford House (approx. half a mile away); Marin County Civic Center
Marin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2017
2. Marin Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Dedication of the Lagunitas Road Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); William A. Richardson (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Mission San Rafael.
 
Also see . . .  Chief Marin. Chief Marin (born about 1781, died March 15, 1839) was the "great chief of the tribe Licatiut" (a branch of Coast Miwok native to present-day Marin County, California), according to General Vallejo's semi-historical report to the first California State Legislature in 1850. Historical records indicate that he was baptized as a young man at Mission San Francisco de Asís (of San Francisco, California) in 1801 and eventually moved to Mission San Rafael Arcángel (of San Rafael), where he was an alcalde in the 1820s. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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