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

Main Street, 1910

 
 
Main Street, 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Main Street, 1910 Marker
Inscription. From earliest times, Main Street (then Pacheco Road) was a highway. It was a main stagecoach route from Martinez to San Jose. Main Street was paved in 1921 and served as a state highway until the freeway opened in 1960.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 121.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.82′ N, 122° 3.605′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on South Main Street near Olympic Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1129 South Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Traffic (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Corners" & Oak Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Kirsch Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan's Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Sherburne Building
Main Street, 1910 Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Main Street, 1910 Marker (detail)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oldest Commercial Building (about 300 feet away); Broadway Shopping Center (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Main Street, 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Main Street, 1910 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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