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Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Port Harford Wharf & Pacific Coast Railway

Commemoration July 19, 1986

 
 
Port Harford Wharf & Pacific Coast Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 22, 2018
1. Port Harford Wharf & Pacific Coast Railway Marker
Inscription.
John Harford Wharf & Horse drawn/gravity railroad 1873
Pacific Coast Steamship Company organized 1876
Pacific Coast Railway ( PCRR, SLO & SMVRR) 1882

Vision & enterprise of the narrow gauge railroad expanded trade & settlement on the California central coast between Avila, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt, Los Alamos & Los Olivos. Ah Louis, supervisor of his Chinese labor crew, built the roadbed and laid the rail.

 
Erected 1986 by Port San Luis Harbor District, Friends of the Pacific Coast Railway and South County Historical Society, Railway Centennial Committe.
 
Location. 35° 10.288′ N, 120° 45.384′ W. Marker is in Avila Beach, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is on Avila Beach Drive near Diablo Canyon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located at the base of the flagpole next to the Port San Luis Harbormaster's Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3950 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach CA 93424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sailing Ship Anchor (here, next to this marker); Port San Luis (within shouting distance
Port Harford Wharf & Pacific Coast Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 22, 2018
2. Port Harford Wharf & Pacific Coast Railway Marker
of this marker); Port Harford Pier (approx. mile away); Point San Luis Light Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pier Into The Past (approx. one mile away); Pacific Coast Railway (approx. 8.8 miles away); Carnegie City Library (approx. 9.1 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avila Beach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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