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

Broad Spreader of Seed Spreader Wagon

Manure Spreader

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
1. Broad Spreader of Seed Spreader Wagon Marker
Inscription. Used for sowing seeds in the fields. Most early farm machinery were Rube Goldberg-like contraptions. When the wagon wheels turned, the gears fastened to them turned other gears.
 
Erected by Old Borges Ranch.
 
Location. 37° 53.383′ N, 122° 0.143′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Castle Road Road near Comistas Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek CA 94598, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farmall Tractor - c. 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Borges Ranch" (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Alamo School Bell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Botelho Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of the J.M. Jones House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Broadway Shopping Center (approx. 3.1 miles away); Liberty Bell Replica (approx. 3.1 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. Old Borges Ranch is about a mile up an unnamed road that seems more like a very long driveway. Park where
Broad Spreader of Seed Spreader Wagon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
2. Broad Spreader of Seed Spreader Wagon and Marker
the road is gated and walk up to the ranch buildings.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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