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Silverado in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Carbondale

 
 
Site of Carbondale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 6, 2001
1. Site of Carbondale Marker
Inscription. In 1881, after the Southern Pacific took over the Santa Clara Coal Mine northeast of here, a bustling mining camp complete with hotel, saloons, shacks, store, and post office sprang up on these flats. Three years later the mine played out and Carbondale disappeared without a trace.
 
Erected 1976 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 33° 44.674′ N, 117° 39.361′ W. Marker is in Silverado, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Silverado Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the Canyon Calvary Chapel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8002 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado CA 92676, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Death of the California Grizzly (approx. one mile away); Modjeska's Home (approx. 3 miles away); Silverado (approx. 4.2 miles away); Loma Hanging Tree (approx. 4.7 miles away); Irvine Park (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Serrano Adobe (approx. 7 miles
Site of Carbondale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 6, 2001
2. Site of Carbondale Marker
away); Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverado.
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 228.
 
Also see . . .  Silverado History. The town of Carbondale, of which no trace exists (or so they say), was located at the north end of the canyon. It is said that a vaquero, Ramon Mequida, discovered coal several yards from the creek. Even so, the site was quickly taken over by the Santa Clara Coal Mining Co., which in turn was forced to sell out to the Southern Pacific RailRoad. The site is remembered by a Historical Marker in the church parking lot. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Site of Carbondale Marker - CHL# 228 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Fay, March 24, 2013
3. Site of Carbondale Marker - CHL# 228
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Mike Fay of Huntington Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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