Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Capt. Joseph R. Walker
Capt. Joseph R. Walker
Camped in Yosemite Nov. 13, 1833
Born Roan Co. Tenn Dec. 13, 1798
Died Oct 27, 1876
Erected 1933 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Mt. Diablo Parlor No. 101 and Native Daughters of the Golden West, Las Juntas Parlor No. 221.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 1.128′ N, 122° 8.718′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Carquinez Scenic Drive near Talbart Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Carquinez Scenic Drive, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. God's Acre (within shouting distance of this marker); Hook Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Joseph R. Walker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Rankin (about 300 feet away); Pioneer Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Dedicated to the Family of Don Ignacio Martinez Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Schooner Forester (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Alhambra Cemetery. Pick up a key at the Martinez Police Department.
Also see . . .
1. The Greatest Mountain Man (and you probably never heard of him) - Trappers Wild West. Some believe that Walker’s greatest achievement was in blazing the trail to California, a trail followed by hundreds of thousands of pioneers. (Submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Joseph Walker - Mountain Man. ...they reached the Sierra Nevada mountains. The climb was difficult and with a shortage of food, several men argued that they should be allowed to go back. Walker insisted that they should continue and after killing and eating some of the horses, they came out of the Sierra after three weeks. Soon afterwards they became the first Americans to explore the Yosemite Valley. (Submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Additional keywords. mountain
Categories. • Exploration • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.