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

Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence

Liberty Bell Plaza

 

1949

 
Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence Marker
Inscription. Walnut Creek's namesake creek is formed under this plaza, where Las Trampas and San Ramon creeks merge. The two creeks bound land known as "Botelho's Island." which had been owned by the pioneer Botelho family. Broadway Plaza, opened in 1951, now occupies the "island."
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 101.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.865′ N, 122° 3.539′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Mt. Diablo Boulevard near Broadway Plaza, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1430 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Bell Replica (a few steps from this marker); Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan's Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Traffic (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Corners" & Oak Saloon
Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence Marker (detail)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Duncan's Courtroom (about 300 feet away); Broadway Shopping Center (about 300 feet away); Bridge over Walnut Creek (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Liberty Bell Plaza. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & Settlers
 
Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Botelho's Island & Creek Confluence Marker
The Liberty Bell Plaza Fountain is located at the Confluence. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
4. The Liberty Bell Plaza Fountain is located at the Confluence.
The gray pavers represent the line of the now underground creeks. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
5. The gray pavers represent the line of the now underground creeks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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