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El Camino Rancho San Antonio

 
 
El Camino Rancho San Antonio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 1, 2012
1. El Camino Rancho San Antonio Marker
Inscription. About 1820, along this route ran the earliest known road from Mission San Jose over Rancho San Antonio to the ranchos north.

Erected by Oakland Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution,
1939

 
Erected 1939 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Oakland Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 49.461′ N, 122° 15.534′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of West MacArthur Boulevard and Broadway, on the right when traveling east on West MacArthur Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker is located in the northeast corner of Mosswood Park, at the intersection of Broadway and West MacArthur Boulevard. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland CA 94611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Saint Mary's College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Key Route Train Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Antonio Bras Columns (approx. 0.9
El Camino Rancho San Antonio Marker - wide view, looking southwest image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 1, 2012
2. El Camino Rancho San Antonio Marker - wide view, looking southwest
The marker is barely visible here, mounted to a small rock in the northeast corner of Mosswood Park.
miles away); Paramount Theatre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Key Route Terminal (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Memory of Col. John Coffee Hays (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Black Panther's First Office (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Peralta Family and the Rancho San Antonio. The Peralta Hacienda's history of the Peralta Family and Rancho San Antonio. No actual mention of El Camino, but it does at least provide some historical context of the development and use of the road. (Submitted on April 4, 2012.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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