Near Soledad in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
El Camino Real Bell
El Camino Real
Erected by California Bell.
Location. 36° 24.278′ N, 121° 21.356′ W. Marker is near Soledad, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Fort Romie Road near Mission Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36641 Fort Romie Road, Soledad CA 93960, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Original Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The De Anza Expedition in Soledad (within shouting distance of this marker); Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga (within shouting distance of this marker); Padre Florencio Ibanez (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Nuestra Señora Dolorosísima de la Soledad (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Station Site Cesar Chavez Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); One Voice Murals Project (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soledad.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad in front of the church.
Also see . . . El Camino Real Bell - California Bell. The idea of placing a marker along the highway and in front of each Mission did not come about until August 15, 1906 when a cast iron 85 pound bell and piping designed by Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes was placed into the ground at the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles, also know as the Plaza Church near Union Depot in Los Angeles. (Submitted on April 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.