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

Northwestern Pacific

 
 
Northwestern Pacific Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
1. Northwestern Pacific Marker
Inscription.
This palm tree marks the location of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad yard. From April 28, 1884 to September 25, 1967 hundred of workers toiled to keep the railroad system and ferry boats operating.

 
Erected 1988 by Tiburon Peninsula Heritage and Arts Commission.
 
Location. 37° 52.412′ N, 122° 27.317′ W. Marker is in Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Tiburon Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Tiburon Boulevard, Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Blake Chapman (within shouting distance of this marker); McNeil’s Pioneer Boathouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The “Harbor Light” (about 300 feet away); 1925 Victorian Saloon (about 400 feet away); James Yeh Jau Liu (about 400 feet away); Fleming Rooming House (about 700 feet away); 1895 Ark Houseboat (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1920 Victorian Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
Also see . . .  Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Museum. Before Tiburon was a luxury residential
Northwestern Pacific Marker and Palm Tree image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
2. Northwestern Pacific Marker and Palm Tree
The palm tree was planted in 1923, and is a well-known local landmark.
town it was a railroad town. In 1884 Peter Donahue extended the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad down to Tiburon by means of a series of tunnels and trestles.
(Submitted on October 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Northwestern Pacific Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 3, 2013
3. Northwestern Pacific Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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