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Tres Pinos in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel

1873-1958

 
 
Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 16, 2010
1. Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel Marker
Inscription.
The hotel served patrons
of the Southern Pacific
line that ended at the
Tres Pinos turntable.
Monterey Viejo Chapter
E Clampus Vitus
June 2, 1973

 
Erected 1973 by Monterey Viejo Chapter of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 47.441′ N, 121° 19.334′ W. Marker is in Tres Pinos, California, in San Benito County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 25 and Fifth Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tres Pinos CA 95075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 19th Hole Rendevous (approx. mile away); Cottage Corners (approx. 1.5 miles away); Palmtag Cutting Shed (approx. 1.5 miles away); Vineyard School (approx. 4.7 miles away); New Idria Mine (approx. 4.9 miles away); Tres Pinos/Paicines (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hollister Train Service (approx. 6 miles away); State Theatre (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tres Pinos.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted
Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 16, 2010
2. Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel Marker and Monument
Although the marker was erected in 1973, writing in the cement at the base of the monument indicates that it was re-dedicated on August 25, 1984.
on a monument at the corner of State Highway 25 (Airline Highway) and Fifth Street that is more easily seen when heading north (i.e. towards Hollister).
 
Regarding Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel. From A Memorial and Biographical History of the Coast Counties of Central California, by Barrows and Ingersoll (1893): "Tres Pinos (Three Pines) is a thriving town eight miles south of Hollister, and the terminus of the San Benito branch of the Southern Pacific railway, which was extended to that point in 1873. This is the shipping point for an extensive, and very productive region. Large quantities of grain, hay, dairy products, poultry, wool, hides, etc., are annually brought to the Tres Pinos station to be sent to market by rail."

In 1944, Southern Pacific stopped running trains to Tres Pinos and dismantled the train station.
 
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Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel Marker - Wide Shot image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 16, 2010
3. Site of the Tres Pinos Hotel Marker - Wide Shot
The lot upon which the hotel sat is now occupied by a private home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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