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Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Capt. Joseph R. Walker

 
 
Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
1. Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Capt. Joseph R. Walker
Pioneer
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
Capt. Joseph R. Walker Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
2. Capt. Joseph R. Walker Tombstone
Born in Roan Co. Tenn.
Dec. 13, 1798
Emigrated to Mo. 1819.
to New Mexico 1820.
Rocky Mountains 1832.
California 1833.
Camped at Yosemite
Nov. 13, 1833.
Died Oct. 27, 1876
E 77 yrs. 10 m's & 14 d's
(about 500 feet away); 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
Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
3. Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker
man

 
Categories. ExplorationNotable Persons
 
Bench near the Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
4. Bench near the Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker
Dedication plaque:
Captain Joseph R. Walker
Master of the Frontier
Renowned Mountaineer
and Explorer
dedicated by
Martinez Cemetery Commission
May 20, 1989
Capt. Joseph R. Walker image. Click for full size.
By Alfred Jacob Miller, circa 1830s
5. Capt. Joseph R. Walker
Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wkipedia
6. Capt. Joseph R. Walker Marker
 
 
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 210 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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