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California in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

California Boatyards

 
 
California Boatyards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. California Boatyards Marker
Inscription. A major steamboat building center on the Monongahela, 1852-1879. No fewer than 131 boats were constructed here (74 in the 1850s alone), primarily for the western river trade. The boatyards ceased operations when the railroad (PV and C) acquired the right-of-way, 1879.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 4.085′ N, 79° 53.353′ W. Marker is in California, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Wood Street. Touch for map. Located at the California Public Library (old train station). Marker is in this post office area: California PA 15419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph A.“Jock” Yablonski (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); California (approx. 0.3 miles away); James G. Blaine (approx. 2.9 miles away); Redstone Old Fort (approx. 3.1 miles away); Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dunlapís Creek Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First Cast Iron Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in California.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
California Boatyards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. California Boatyards Marker
California Library Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
3. California Library Historical Marker
Train Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
4. Train Caboose
Located next to California Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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