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Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

600 Bunkmates

 
 
600 Bunkmates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. 600 Bunkmates Marker
Inscription. Built in 1911, this concrete barracks building could house 686 men. By WW II, Fort McDowell has quarters for about 4,500 soldiers, including fourteen additional wooden barracks that once stood between the baseball field and this 600-man barracks. Sixty soldiers could sleep in each building. Other barracks were located at North Garrison and West Garrison.
 
Location. 37° 51.731′ N, 122° 25.269′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guarding the Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McDowell’s General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipping Out and Coming Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowling and Dollars (about 500 feet away); Ministering to all Faiths (about 500 feet away); Treating the Troops (about 600 feet away); Play Games (about 700 feet away); The Post Expands (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. Angel Island State Park is accessed by ferry from Tiburon. Perimeter Road is a 5 mile, mostly paved, walking/bicycle path that
600 Bunkmates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. 600 Bunkmates Marker
goes around Angel Island. This marker is located at Fort McDowell.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Barracks at Fort McDowell image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
3. Barracks at Fort McDowell
Barracks image. Click for full size.
By James W. Rosenthal, circa 1930's
4. Barracks
Library of Congress HABS CA-2721-L-2
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on October 18, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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