Near Clayton in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Marsh Creek Springs
In 1927 Old Marsh Creek Springs was the site of the first natural swimming pool in Contra Costa County. Gerould (Jerry) and Verna Gill founded Old Marsh Creek Springs, which consisted of four baseball fields, two swimming pools and a large dance hall. The grounds were a popular spot for recreation and entertainment, frequently attracting over 5,000 visitors in a given weekend. In 1965 the park was bought by John and Eloise McHugh and meticulously remodeled year by year to keep the natural beauty that is known as Old Marsh Creek Springs.
Erected 2015 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter #13.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 53.525′ N, 121° 51.078′ W. Marker is near Clayton, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Marsh Creek Road near Aspara Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12510 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton CA 94517, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. History of Marsh Creek Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Diablo (approx. 3½ miles away); Mount Diablo Beacon: (approx. 3½ miles away); Mt Diablo State Park (approx. 3½ miles away); What Are Those Towers For? (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mount Diablo State Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Greenhouse Portal (approx. 4.4 miles away); Somersville Townsite (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Joaquin Murrieta: Literary Fiction or Historical Fact? -- Contra Costa Historical Society. The Murrieta controversy does contain another lesson for us all. Historical truths are often elusive. The general public usually prefers a good story over verifiable facts from primary sources. Most popular histories are commonly viewed through the lens of current social and political prejudices. Perhaps that is another good reason why history should be studied and analyzed with as much care as any of the physical sciences. (Submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Strange Mountain Man of Mount Diablo -- Contra Costa Historical Society. Like so much of the Old West, Grizzly Adams was a mass of contradictions. He loved adventure but after being mauled by a Bengal tiger as a young (Submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Entertainment • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.