Livermore in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
William M. Mendenhall 1823 – 1911 / DeAnza Expedition Campsite
[Located at the Livermore Civic Center is a two-sided monument. Side 1 is a marker dedicated to William M. Mendenhall, founder of the town of Livermore. Side 2 is a marker marking this site as a campsite of the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition of 1975 -76]
1823 – 1911
This memorial is contributed to the City of Livermore by the Livermore Rotary Club in recognition of our City’s Centennial Year, 1969.
President Livermore Rotary Club
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain
Campsite No. 102 is 11 miles from here out Tesla Road
Dedicated April 4, 1976.
Erected 1969 by Livermore Rotary Club.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 40.53′ N, 121° 45.434′ W. Marker is in Livermore, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from South Livermore Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the western edge of the Livermore Civic Center parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore CA 94550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mills Square Flag Pole (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veteran's Memorial Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Livermore Flagpole (approx. ¾ mile away); Livermore Town Hall Jail and Firehouse (approx. ¾ mile away); D. F. Bernal Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Bank of Italy Building (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livermore.
Also see . . .
1. William M. Mendenhall. William M. Mendenhall was born in Xenia, Ohio, April 22, 1823, and spent his youth and early manhood in the east. In July, 1845, he and nine others met at Independence, Missouri, laid in a supply of food and with horses and mules started across the plains to California. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. De Anza National Historic Trail History & Culture. This National Park Service website tells the history of the trail, maps, and gives links to journals of the expedition members and “Web De Anza”, An Interactive Study environment on Spanish Exploration and Colonization of "Alta California" 1774-1776 (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Historic Tombstone from Livermore Found in Southern California Back Yard. A Mercury News.com news article from June 19, 2009. Report of the finding of William Mendenhall's Tombstone. (Submitted on August 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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