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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Luis Obispo County, California

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San Luis Obispo is the county seat for San Luis Obispo County
Adjacent to San Luis Obispo County, California
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1California, San Luis Obispo County, Arroyo Grande — Pacific Coast Railway Right-Of-Way / A Terrible Tragedy
Side A (Facing the sidewalk): This plaque marks the location of the Pacific Coast Railway Right-of-Way As established on October 12, 1881, in Arroyo Grande, the Pacific Coast Railway ran from Avila to San Luis Obispo and Edna in . . . Map (db m66068) HM
2California, San Luis Obispo County, Atascadero — 958 — Atascadero Administration Building
This building, dedicated in 1914 and completed in 1918, was the headquarters for the Atascadero Colony, a model community envisioned by Edward G. Lewis. Designed by Walter D. Bliss of San Francisco and built of reinforced concrete and locally . . . Map (db m67969) HM
3California, San Luis Obispo County, Atascadero — Carlton Hotel
In 1928 The Carlton Hotel began as a single story building for the Atascadero Development Syndicate. The 52-room hotel on the second floor called the “Annex” opened its doors at a gala event on November 28, 1929. In 1931 the . . . Map (db m38727) HM
4California, San Luis Obispo County, Atascadero — Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial
Throughout history patriotic Americans have been drawn together to serve a cause greater than themselves. Some came because of common experiences. Most came because of common values. All came because they shared a dream. The people who . . . Map (db m61431) WM
5California, San Luis Obispo County, Atascadero — Sunken Gardens2005 Restoration Project — Dedicated December, 2005 —
Inspired by “The Grand Basin” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Atascadero founder E.G. Lewis envisioned a formal Sunken Garden to adorn the civic center in his new colony. Restored in 2005 as originally designed with walkways crossing . . . Map (db m38729) HM
6California, San Luis Obispo County, Atascadero — Your American Heritage Monument
The purpose of this monument is to forever stand as a tribute to our nation's Founding Fathers who created the two most important documents that laid the foundation of our country: the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. This . . . Map (db m67581) HM
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7California, San Luis Obispo County, Avila Beach — Pier Into The PastHistory of the Cal Poly Research Pier
Cal Poly’s Pier has undergone change throughout its history, shifting purpose from industrial use to a center for marine research & education. For thousands of years the Chumash Native Americans made their home on the Central Coast, including . . . Map (db m70381) HM
8California, San Luis Obispo County, Avila Beach — Point San Luis Light StationHead Keeper’s Quarters & Lighthouse
Built in 1890 as part of the original light station, this building combined the lighthouse (tower structure) and the residence/office of the head keeper and his family.Map (db m70052) HM
9California, San Luis Obispo County, Avila Beach — Port Harford Pier
In 1873 Entrepreneur John Harford built a wharf at the westerly end of San Luis Bay to accommodate growing cargo shipping and passenger travel on the Central Coast. The Port Harford pier extended 2,000 feet into the bay and provided horse-drawn . . . Map (db m117075) HM
10California, San Luis Obispo County, Avila Beach — Port Harford Wharf & Pacific Coast RailwayCommemoration July 19, 1986
John Harford Wharf & Horse drawn/gravity railroad 1873 Pacific Coast Steamship Company organized 1876 Pacific Coast Railway ( PCRR, SLO & SMVRR) 1882 Vision & enterprise of the narrow gauge railroad expanded trade & settlement on the . . . Map (db m117072) HM
11California, San Luis Obispo County, Avila Beach — Port San Luis
Three panels are located on the Harford Pier outline the history of Port San Luis. Port San Luis - A Gateway Through Time Geology Bays are formed over thousands of years by erosion. Less resistant rock is weathered away by . . . Map (db m117108) HM
12California, San Luis Obispo County, Avila Beach — Sailing Ship Anchor
Circa 1850 Found by Marion Shinn While Diving Here in 1977 Map (db m117071) HM
13California, San Luis Obispo County, Cambria — Cambria Veterans' Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans and the Community of Cambria American Legion Post 432 May 29, 1989Map (db m81800) WM
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14California, San Luis Obispo County, Cambria — 939 — Nitt Witt Ridge
Nitt Witt Ridge, one of California's remarkable Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments, is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal (Der Tinkerpaw or Capt. Nitt Witt), a Cambria Pines pioneer who sculpted the land using hand tools and indigenous . . . Map (db m50545) HM
15California, San Luis Obispo County, Cambria — Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Lens
This first order fresnel lens was manufactured in 1850 in France by Henry LaPaute. The clock mechanism was built in 1872 and the lens you see here was installed atop the lighthouse at Piedras Blancas in 1874. In 1949 the lens was removed . . . Map (db m68626) HM
16California, San Luis Obispo County, Cambria — Preserving a Bit of History(Chinese Temple)
This property was once Cambria’s historical “Chinese Center,” the social focus for workers who harvested seaweed and abalone for shipment back to China, or worked in local quicksilver (mercury) mines in the mountains. Here local . . . Map (db m68511) HM
17California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Farming Carrizo
The first homesteaders arrived on the Carrizo Plain in 1885. The area's limited and unpredictable rainfall, averaging only 8-10 inches per year, made cultivation challenging and risky. Dryland grain farming, however, emerged as a successful . . . Map (db m196622) HM
18California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Goodwin Ranch
The buildings seen to the northwest of the boardwalk are remnants of the Goodwin Ranch. Guy L. Goodwin, born in Santa Maria in 1887, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1909 and worked in his father's oil fields. After . . . Map (db m196615) HM
19California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Painted Rock
Rising above the Carrizo Plain is Painted Rock, an important cultural and spiritual site to California’s native peoples. Most of the pictographs, or painted images found on Painted Rock, are characteristic of the Chumash who lived on the Channel . . . Map (db m126610) HM
20California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Painted Rock
The sandstone formation at Painted Rock has long drawn the attention of visitors to the Carrizo. About 3,000 – 4,000 years ago, Native Americans began to paint their sacred images within the alcove of the rock. Not surprisingly, the power of . . . Map (db m196564) HM
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21California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Soda Lake
The large basin before you is all that remains of a prehistoric sea. One of the largest undisturbed alkali wetlands in the state, the 3,000 acre lake provides important habitat for migratory birds. With no outlet, the water evaporates, leaving . . . Map (db m117066) HM
22California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Soda Lake
At 3,000 acres, Soda Lake is one of the largest undisturbed alkali wetlands in the state. It provides important habitat for migratory birds, such as Black-necked stilts, Avocets, Killdeer and on occasion White Pelican. In the late 1800s . . . Map (db m196467) HM
23California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Traver Ranch
The L.E. Traver Ranch was established in the 1940's when the family purchased approximately 800 acres and began building the large block house that still stands along the edge of Soda Lake Road. The family was primarily involved in dry land . . . Map (db m196391) HM
24California, San Luis Obispo County, Carrizo Plain National Monument — Wallace CreekSan Andreas Fault
Welcome to Wallace Creek. Yes, you are looking at a creek. Wallace Creek may seem insignificant compared to other streams or rivers, after all, on most days of the year, it is bone dry. But it tells an important and exciting story. As you can . . . Map (db m126611) HM
25California, San Luis Obispo County, Cayucos — Cayucos by the SeaCayucos Landing
Born in Bristol, England, Nov. 24 1824, James Cass came to N.Y.C. at the age of 12, then to California during the Gold Rush. His mining, mercantile, and farming led him to travel throughout the state. In 1867, he saw the potential of a shipping . . . Map (db m68608) HM
26California, San Luis Obispo County, Cayucos — 2 — Home of Capt. James Cass
Built of lumber shipped from San Francisco 1867-1875. Capt. Cass, an Englishman, came to California in 1849, settling in Cayucos in 1867 he built the wharf & warehouse in 1875. He was responsible for the early growth of Cayucos. He is recognized & . . . Map (db m68607) HM
27California, San Luis Obispo County, Cholame — Tribute to a Young ManJames Dean Memorial
His name was James Byron Dean. He was an actor. He died just before sundown on September 30, 1955, when his Porsche collided with another car at a fork in the road not 900 yards east of this tree, long known as The Tree of Heaven. He was 24 years . . . Map (db m174406) HM
28California, San Luis Obispo County, Creston — Creston Community Church
Built in 1886 by volunteer labor. Deeded to the Methodist Church. Dedicated to The Lord the third Sunday in May, 1886. Second Protestant church in San Luis Obispo County. Served by circuit riding Methodist Minister A.N. Fields. Framework of . . . Map (db m67851) HM
29California, San Luis Obispo County, Harmony — The Town of Harmony
....grew up around a dairy, founded in 1869. Until 1907 the creamery changed hands several times. In these early days rivalries and feuding among the dairy farmers caused chaos in the valley. After one shooting death a truce was called. All agreed . . . Map (db m68508) HM
30California, San Luis Obispo County, Morro Bay — 821 — Morro Rock
An important mariner's landfall for over 300 years, chronicled in the diaries of Portola, Fr. Crespi and Costanso in 1769 when they camped near this area on their trek to find Monterey. Sometimes called the "Gibraltar of the Pacific". It is the last . . . Map (db m24795) HM
31California, San Luis Obispo County, Morro Bay — The First Landing of Filipinos in the Continental United StatesHistoric Site
During the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade Era from 1565 to 1815 Spanish galleons crossed the Pacific between the Philippines and Mexico. On October 18, 1587, the Manila Galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza commanded by Pedro de Unamuno . . . Map (db m24732) HM
32California, San Luis Obispo County, Nipomo — 1033 — Rancho NipomoCaptain William G. Dana Rancho
Rancho Nipomo, almost 38,000 acres in size, was granted to Boston sea captain William Goodwin Dana, in 1837. The rancho for many years was the first stopping place on El Camino Real south of Mission San Luis Obispo. From 1839 until Dana's death in . . . Map (db m102642) HM
33California, San Luis Obispo County, Oceano — Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park
Known as “Oceano’s Country Doctor” from 1930 through the 1960’s, Dr. Gerber was an important source of Dunite and town history. The Dunites who lived in Oceano’s sand dunes were well-known by him and his lovely wife Catherine. . . . Map (db m103008) HM
34California, San Luis Obispo County, Oceano — Oceano Depot
Oceano Depot 1904 This Southern Pacific Railroad Station was the center of most of the commercial and transportation activities in South San Luis Obispo county from 1904 until the 1950’s. Retired from service in 1975. It has been moved 400 yards . . . Map (db m103007) HM
35California, San Luis Obispo County, Oceano — Oceano Honor Roll
Honor Roll To The Eternal Memory Of Our Boys From Oceano California Who Gave Their Lives In World War II 1941 ★ 1945 Robert D. Altamarino · Lewis L. Brandt · George H. Crozier, Jr. · William F. Everding · Donald E. Giffith · Charles . . . Map (db m103006) WM
36California, San Luis Obispo County, Oceano — Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Oceano, California 1896 - 1973 The Oceano Depot served as a focal point for transportation, tourism & real estate promotion in the South County from 1896 until the 1950's. The existing structure, a "Combination . . . Map (db m103009) HM
37California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Adelaida
Since 1797 the route of the old padre trail through this area provided a key link to the coast for Mission San Miguel and the lower Salinas valley, especially in the 1860’s for the shipping of mercury, vital to the recovery of California’s gold. . . . Map (db m68509) HM
38California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Brewster – Dutra House
This Property Brewster – Dutra House Has been placed on the National Resister Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m64750) HM
39California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Carnegie Library
This building Carnegie Historic Library has been placed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior Register #97001635Map (db m61563) HM
40California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Chumash and Salinan Nations Village Site
This knoll is the site of a Native American village believed to have been occupied for over 100 generations or 3,000 years. It has been preserved to honor both the Chumash and Salinan Nations that inhabited this region before the arrival of the . . . Map (db m68424) HM
41California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — 542 — Estrella Adobe Church
The first Protestant church in northern San Luis Obispo county was built in 1879 by early settlers. This nondenominational church on the Estrella Plains prospered with the pioneer community, but by 1912 fell into disuse as the various denominations . . . Map (db m59452) HM
42California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — First Mennonite Church
An inspiring and varied history of the Mennonites in the Paso Robles area began in 1896. Pioneers Jacob Hege and Jacob E. Claassen came to this area to evaluate the land. They decided to settle east and west of Paso Robles. Mr. Hege liked the . . . Map (db m73175) HM
43California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Geneseo School1886 - 1962
. . . Map (db m68654) HM
44California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Ignacy Jan Paderewski1860 - 1941
In English World famous pianist, composer, statesman, humanitarian, major California Central Coast land holder, vineyard owner, winemaker and almond grower. Polish by birth and a citizen of the world, Paderewski felt at home in . . . Map (db m71909) HM
45California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — In Memory Of
The boys of the Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital District who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II Thomas C. Calvert • William O. Cottle • Joseph G. Crettol • Raymond O. Dauth • Raymond J. Farnell Jr. • Roy A Gruwell Jr. • Lester W. . . . Map (db m68656) WM
46California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Lincoln-Adelaida School
On April 18, 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sims deeded this site of one and one half acres to and for the Lincoln School for the sum of $10.00 dollars. The school was built in 1917 and operated as a one room school house from 1917-1964. The school . . . Map (db m67790) HM
47California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Paso Robles Veterans Memorial
This monument is dedicated to all War Veterans of the Paso Robles area who served Their county in its time of Need. Presented by the Paso Robles United Veterans Council Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 5692 American Legion . . . Map (db m68426) WM
48California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Paso Robles’ First Jail
By the mid-1880s, the population of Paso Robles had increased to a level where a dedicated building to house criminals was needed. On September 20, 1887, Paso Robles Leaderran a story about a Saturday-night drunken brawl where weapons were . . . Map (db m72629) HM
49California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Pittsburgh Pirates
Presented to the city of El Paso de Robles to preserve the memory of the winter home of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1924-1934Map (db m167395) HM
50California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — The Famous Hotel El Paso de Robles 1891 - 1940Historic Site
On May 11, 1889, with one million bricks piled at this site, the laying of the foundation of this famous hotel was begun. In November of 1889, the El Paso de Robles Hotel Company was incorporated with five stockholders: Drury and Louisa James, . . . Map (db m60007) HM
51California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — The Jeanesville Pump
The Jeanesville Pump that rests quietly on permanent exhibit at the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum was one of 2000 steam powered pumps built at the turn of the century by the Jeanesville Iron Works Company. Union Oil Company relocated this . . . Map (db m78134) HM
52California, San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles — Willow Creek Mennonite Church
Members of the Willow Creek Mennonite Church worshiped at this site from 1911 to 1967. The building was moved here from the San Marcos area where it had been built in 1898. It burned on January 26, 1967 "For other foundation can no man lay . . . Map (db m67215) HM
53California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — “Love” and “Double Joy”樂 愛
This mosaic tile mural, placed in the heart of the historic Chinatown District of San Luis Obispo, commemorates our City’s Chinese pioneers. As immigrants they faced prejudice and exclusionary laws, but rose above such obstacles to make major . . . Map (db m52979) HM
54California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Carnegie City Library1905 to 1955
Built on the site formerly occupied by Dona Ramona Carrillo Pacheco de Wilson’s two story town house, this building was for 55 years the city library. One of over 1,681 libraries given by Andrew Carnegie to American towns in the early 1900’s, it was . . . Map (db m11605) HM
55California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Chong's Candy Store
This building was built in 1925, by Addison Chong, as was the house next door where the Chong's lived. Addison and his wife Mary owned and operated Chong's Chinese Restaurant for many years. In 1950, Addison's brother Richard took over the . . . Map (db m16430) HM
56California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — 720 — Dallidet Adobe
This was the home of Pierre Hyppolite Dallidet, a native of France, who settled in San Luis Obispo in 1853 and became a vineyardist. His son, Paul Dallidet, gave it to the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society in 1953, in memory of the Dallidet . . . Map (db m27561) HM
57California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776
Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza by decree of Carlos III of Spain led an expedition to this site – The mission being to colonize the San Francisco Bay Area. In the center of the marker is a circular motif, designed by Doris . . . Map (db m38533) HM
58California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — General John C. Fremont
and his command of 430 men of the Navy Battalion of Mounted Riflemen encamped near this site December 14-15 1846, on their march, which ended the Mexican regime in California. Erected 1930 by San Luis Obispo School Children, Native Daughters and . . . Map (db m70042) HM
59California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — J. P. Andrews BuildingCity of San Luis Obispo Historic Building
On this site, the storied original Andrews Hotel stood. The grand opening of that remarkable structure was celebrated July 3, 1885. Nine and one half months later, on Palm Sunday, April 18, 1886 it burned to the ground. On the ashes, the present . . . Map (db m16502) HM
60California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Hope on the Horizon What would make a family leave their home for an unfamiliar land on a distant frontier? For the nearly 300 men, women, and children on the Anza Expedition, it was the chance for a fresh start. In 1775, life in northern . . . Map (db m38537) HM
61California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — M60A3 (TTS) Main Battle Tankthe “Patton”
In service with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines 1960 to 1991 Weight 58 tons • Crew of 4 Main Weapon 105mm Rifled Gun This tank is dedicated to all veterans of San Luis Obispo County who have served our country. • San Luis Obispo . . . Map (db m38502) HM
62California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — 325 — Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa1772
A Spanish mission founded by Fray Junipero Serra, O.F.M., First president of the California missions. This was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma. Built by the Chumash Indians living in the area. Its combination . . . Map (db m27237) HM
63California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Motel Inn
This is the site of the worlds original and first motel. Construction started in 1925 at a cost of $80,000. The word “motel” was first thought of here by Architect Arthur Heineman.Map (db m38453) HM
64California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Mustang Memorial Plaza
On October 29, 1960, a chartered aircraft carrying the Cal Poly Mustang Football Team crashed on takeoff at the Toledo, Ohio Airport. Sixteen Mustang football players, the team manager, and a Mustang booster were killed in the crash and twenty-two . . . Map (db m38511) HM
65California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Pacific Coast Railway
The Pacific Coast Railway was completed to San Luis Obispo on Aug. 8, 1876 having started as a horsedrawn rail line on the Port Hartford Pier (Port San Luis) in 1873. Three foot gauge steam engines took trains loaded with farm, dairy and . . . Map (db m60535) HM
66California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — 11 — Presbyterian Church
Built in 1905 using granite rock from Bishops Peak. Second peak in San Luis Obispo County's row of majestic mountains ending with beautiful Morro Rock. This local rock can be seen in several structures along the Path of History. Historic Plaque . . . Map (db m16473) HM
67California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — 12 — San Luis Obispo Creek
Creek rises up in Cuesta Canyon and is joined by a creek from Reservoir Canyon. It meanders through the city until its (sic) covered by business buildings. It reappears at Mission Plaza. It was the first source of water for the mission. It flows . . . Map (db m70044) HM
68California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — San Luis Obispo Sesquicentennial1856 – 2006
First founded by Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra on September 1, 1772, this dusty mission town of San Luis Obispo was incorporated as general law city on February 19, 1856. Today, the City of San Luis Obispo serves as the commercial, . . . Map (db m70041) HM
69California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — 802 — Site of Ah Louis Store
Here in 1874 was established Ah Louis Store. The first Chinese store in the county, it sold general merchandise and herbs and served as a bank counting house and post office for the numerous Chinese coolies who dug the eight tunnels through the . . . Map (db m16369) HM
70California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Site of First County Court House
San Luis Obispo was established February 18, 1850, as one of the original counties of California. The first county government was housed in Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. In 1854 county offices were transferred to the Casa Grande Building on . . . Map (db m16560) HM
71California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — Southern Pacific Water TowerHistoric Restoration Project
The historic Southern Pacific Water Tower is located directly across the tracks from where you are standing. It looks much as it did when built in 1940 at a cost of $2,130. The Water Tower is located in it original position, across from the City’s . . . Map (db m70050) HM
72California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — The Old Powerhouse
The old powerhouse was built in 1908, and is the oldest building on the Cal Poly campus. It utilized student labor in its construction, thus embodying “learn by doing”. From 1910 to 1940 it supplied all of the electricity and stream heat . . . Map (db m38456) HM
73California, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo — The Ramona Hotel Depot
The Ramona Depot In March of 1896, the Southern Pacific Railroad officially declared that the Ramona Hotel will be an eating station for passengers heading north and south. ”It is expected that within a few days tickets can be . . . Map (db m38457) HM
74California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — Cross of El Camino Real
El Camino Real, the Royal Highway, connected the California missions. At the beginning it was a trail, and a cross carved into the bark of trees showed the right path. This was such a tree, and the cross was lost until the day the tree fell (near . . . Map (db m154363) HM
75California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — Elkhorn SaloonEstablished 1853
On land expropriated from San Miguel Mission, at the site of an adobe frequented by Frank and Jesse James, the first saloon in San Luis Obispo County opened its doors here on December 5, 1853. In its heyday, the Elkhorn Saloon often earned over . . . Map (db m59926) HM
76California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — Fr. Fidelis Wieland, O.F.M
This Bell Tower is erected In memory of Fr. Fidelis Wieland, O.F.M. Former Superior of Old Mission San Miguel United States Navy Chaplain Killed in Action World War IIMap (db m64678) WM
77California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — Lt. Col. John C. Fremont
Lt. Col. John C. Fremont and his 430 American volunteers camped on this hill December 10 - 11, 1846 and took the Mission San Miguel. Fremont's march from San Juan Bautista to San Fernando brought about the Cahuenga Capitulation January 13, . . . Map (db m59991) HM
78California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — Mission Cemetery
The first burial of a Christian Indian took place in this mission cemetery on March 17, 1798, as appears from the records still preserved at the mission. In the following years over two thousand Indians were laid to rest here and in adjoining plots.Map (db m65002) HM
79California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — Mission Fields
On Aug. 27, 1795, Padre Buenaventura Sitjar reported to Padre Fermin de Lasuen, Presidente of the California Missions, that the low land on both sides of the river at the proposed site of Mission San Miguel was sufficient to grow 300 fanegas of . . . Map (db m64681) HM
80California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — 326 — Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Selecting this site because of the great number of Salinan Indians living hereabout. Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M., second president of the California Missions. Founded San Miguel Archangel on July 25,1797. The sixteenth in a chain of . . . Map (db m64948) HM
81California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — Original Site Of San Miguel School
Original Site of San Miguel School 1888 - 1950 Donated by the citizens of San Miguel Designed by Bunn H. TurnbowMap (db m60355) HM
82California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — 936 — Rios-Caledonia Adobe
This imposing building is an excellent example of California Mexican Era architecture. Using Indian labor, Petronilo Rios built the two-story Adobe about 1846 as his residence and headquarters for sheep and cattle operations. Named "Caledonia" in . . . Map (db m68935) HM
83California, San Luis Obispo County, San Miguel — San Miguel Cemetery District
On October 18, 1886 the railroad arrived at the lands of Mission San Miguel. The railroad provided transportation to take San Miguel cattle and produce to market, it also provided lumber and store goods to fuel the expanding population. The township . . . Map (db m59835) HM
84California, San Luis Obispo County, San Simeon — 142-14 — Hearst Ranch
This family ranch began in 1865, when George Hearst bought nearly 50,000 acres of the Piedra Blanca Rancho (named by Spanish explorers for its “white rocks”) from Jose de Jesus Pico, who was granted the land in 1840 by Mexican Governor . . . Map (db m159600) HM
85California, San Luis Obispo County, San Simeon — 640 — Hearst San Simeon State Historical MonumentHearst Castle
Here, on the historic Piedra Blanca Rancho, William Randolph Hearst created La Cuesta Encantada (The Enchanted Hill), including La Casa Grande and adjacent buildings. With their rare art treasures and beautiful gardens. 1919-1947 Presented to . . . Map (db m68492) HM
86California, San Luis Obispo County, San Simeon — Point Piedras Blancas, A Recent ColonyThousands Strong and Growing…
Almost Lost Forever In the late 1800s whalers discovered elephant seal blubber yielded extremely high quality oil. Hunted by the thousands for several decades, these animals were thought to be extinct until a small group was found on Guadalupe . . . Map (db m81694) HM
87California, San Luis Obispo County, San Simeon — 726 — Sebastian Store
This is the oldest store building along the north coast of San Luis Obispo County. Built in 1852 at Whaling Point, one half mile westward, it was moved in 1878 to its present location. Operated by the Sebastian family for half century, it is now . . . Map (db m50544) HM
88California, San Luis Obispo County, San Simeon — Supply by Tender
Originally fuel oil, coal, and supplies were delivered to Piedras Blancas Light Station by small ships called tenders. The tenders anchored near shore and supplies were transferred to smaller boats. The small boats, called lighters, carried the . . . Map (db m179694) HM
89California, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Margarita — Pozo
In the 1850's Ynocente Garcia and sons recorded claims for the Rancho San Jose which included today's Pozo. In 1878, the area's first postmaster, George Lingo, was refused the name San Jose for the post office and accepted Pozo (Well - in Spanish) . . . Map (db m101109) HM
90California, San Luis Obispo County, Shandon — Lee Tucker Pool
Dedicated April 6, 1946 to the memory of Lt. Lee E. Tucker U.S.A Born in Shandon Nov. 25, 1915 Killed in action in Italy April 17, 1945Map (db m174400) WM
91California, San Luis Obispo County, Templeton — Bethel Lutheran ChurchHistoric Templeton
On July 27th, 1887, when Templeton was less than one year old, the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Bethel Church, now called Bethel Lutheran was born. It was organized by Dr. Jelleen of San Francisco with 20 charter members. The church building . . . Map (db m38542) HM
92California, San Luis Obispo County, Templeton — First Presbyterian Church1887 – 1987 — Historic Templeton —
Building dedicated November 11, 1888 Regular services began in Templeton February 6, 1887. Three months later on May 8, 1887, the First Presbyterian Church was organized by the Presbytery of San Jose with the Reverend Francis H. Robinson . . . Map (db m38551) HM
93California, San Luis Obispo County, Templeton — In MemoriamWorld War Two 1941 - 1945
*Fred Barger Charles Eddy Elmer Hagerman Barry Luther Peter Pesenti *Charles Vaca *David Vaca *Killed in Action *Norman HooverMap (db m67868) WM
94California, San Luis Obispo County, Templeton — Museum Property / Horstman House
Museum Property Formerly the site of a plumbing shop and lumber yard, the museum property was donated to the Templeton Historical Museum Society by Al and Carla Willholt in 1988 Horstman House Built circa 1920 at the corner of Sixth . . . Map (db m38602) HM
95California, San Luis Obispo County, Templeton — Templeton Carriage WorksHistoric Templeton
The Templeton Carriage Works Building was originally built in 1898 as a photography studio and residence for A.W. Petterson, an early Templeton photographer who recorded much of the local early days. In 1905 it was moved from its original . . . Map (db m38603) HM
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