Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen
Former Site Of
Opened October 17, 1943 Closed February 15, 1946
401,522 traveling servicemen and
women, escorts, and children given
rest and refreshment
served by 1,438 volunteer hostesses
Community supported U.S.O. aided
Location. 38° 1.154′ N, 122° 8.221′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Ferry Street near Marina Vista Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Ferry Street, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Pacific R.R. Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Ferry "Carquinez" (within shouting distance of this marker); 815 Marina Vista (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinez-Benicia Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bergamini Building (about 500 feet away); Martinez Train Depot (about 600 feet away); Borland Home (about 600 feet away); Hook Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
Also see . . . The Martinez Canteen. Barbara Hanafan's article for the Martinez Historical Society on the Canteen. (Submitted on March 11, 2012.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 11, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.