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Portola Valley in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Casa de Tableta

 
 
Casa de Tableta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2006
1. Casa de Tableta Marker
Inscription. This structure, built by Felix Buelna in the 1850s, served as a gambling retreat and meeting place for Mexican-Californios. It was strategically located on the earliest trail used both by rancheros and American settlers crossing the peninsula to the coast. Acquired by an American in 1868, it has continued to serve under various names as a roadhouse and saloon.
 
Erected 1969 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Town of Portola Valley, May 24, 1969. (Marker Number 825.)
 
Location. 37° 22.933′ N, 122° 11.567′ W. Marker is in Portola Valley, California, in San Mateo County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3915 Alpine Road, Portola Valley CA 94028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portola Primary School (approx. 2 miles away); Hallidie Tramway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Our Lady of the Wayside (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lou Henry Hoover House (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Denis Church and Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Juana Briones de Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion
Casa de Tableta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2006
2. Casa de Tableta Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Development of Motion Pictures (approx. 3.1 miles away); Town of Searsville (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portola Valley.
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated California Registered Historical Landmark No.825
 
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Casa de Tableta (Currently Known as The Alpine Inn) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 13, 2006
3. Casa de Tableta (Currently Known as The Alpine Inn)
Casa de Tableta - Alpine Inn image. Click for full size.
4. Casa de Tableta - Alpine Inn
Photo Source - Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey Collection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on April 5, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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