“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Avila Beach, California

Clickable Map of San Luis Obispo County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> San Luis Obispo County, CA (95) Kern County, CA (315) Kings County, CA (7) Monterey County, CA (236) Santa Barbara County, CA (121)  SanLuisObispoCounty(95) San Luis Obispo County (95)  KernCounty(315) Kern County (315)  KingsCounty(7) Kings County (7)  MontereyCounty(236) Monterey County (236)  SantaBarbaraCounty(121) Santa Barbara County (121)
San Luis Obispo is the county seat for San Luis Obispo County
Avila Beach is in San Luis Obispo County
      San Luis Obispo County (95)  
      Kern County (315)  
      Kings County (7)  
      Monterey County (236)  
      Santa Barbara County (121)  
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1California (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
2California (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
3California (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
4California (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
5California (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
6California (San Luis Obispo County), Avila Beach — Sailing Ship Anchor
Circa 1850 Found by Marion Shinn While Diving Here in 1977 Map (db m117071) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022