“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 Pescadero, California

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Redwood City is the county seat for San Mateo County
Pescadero is in San Mateo County
      San Mateo County (156)  
      Alameda County (500)  
      San Francisco City and County (629)  
      Santa Clara County (451)  
      Santa Cruz County (119)  
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1California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — A Bright BeaconPigeon Point Light Station
Pigeon Point Lighthouse's tall, double-walled tower supports a huge four-ton lens. The first-order, or largest, Fresnel lens has 1,008 glass elements mounted in a brass framework. This lens system was perfected by Augustin Fresnel, pronounced . . . Map (db m155249) HM
2California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Año Nuevo Island
Año Nuevo Island wasn't always an island! The first Spanish explorers to sail past this place named it Punto Año Nuevo or New Year's Point. The long jutting point has eroded since the 1600s. It is now an island separated from the mainland by a rough . . . Map (db m177849) HM
3California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Dickerman-Steele House
This house was built in 1878, by Edwin Dickerman for his bride Effie Steele. This plaque is in memory of their daughter, Flora, who married Jake Frank Steele. Flora lived in the house from 1881 to 1963.Map (db m92641) HM
4California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Duarte's Tavern
In the 1890’s Pescadero was known as a resort town boasting two hotels and two saloons. Now one hundred years later, one saloon still operates. Duarte’s Tavern is run by the third and fourth generation of the Duarte family. Back in the 1890’s, . . . Map (db m67516) HM
5California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — 949 — First Congregational Church of Pescadero
Built in May 1867, this is the oldest church building on its original site within the San Mateo-Santa Clara County region. Its classical revival style reflects the cultural background of pioneer Yankee settlers of the South San Francisco peninsula . . . Map (db m141) HM
6California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Light Up the FutureThe Campaign to Save Pigeon Point Lighthouse
A Tower at Risk Pigeon Point Lighthouse is one of one the oldest and most treasured landmarks on the California coast, a marvel of high-tech design when it was first lit in 1872. Its first-order Fresnel lens, the most powerful lens of the . . . Map (db m195605) HM
7California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Light Up the FutureThe Campaign to Save Pigeon Point Lighthouse
A Landmark Worth Saving For nearly a century and a half, Pigeon Point Lighthouse has stood as a symbol of California's spirit and a reminder of its past - a focal point for community amidst a stunning coastal landscape. but this icon is . . . Map (db m195606) HM
8California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Methodist Episcopal Church of Pescadero
This Property Has Been Placed On The NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES By The United States Department Of The Interior National Register of Historic Places Statement of Significance: Building/structure dates: 1890 initial . . . Map (db m12539) HM
9California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — 2008-12 — Methodist Episcopal Church of Pescadero
The Methodist Episcopal Church of Pescadero built between 1889 and 1890 is based on an interpretation of a design presented in a pattern book published by the church. No other Methodist Episcopal churches built from the same plan exist in this . . . Map (db m92653) HM
10California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic ParkA Rich and Colorful History
Pre-1800s: Ohlone Indians inhabit the coast Early 1800s: Spanish name Punta de las Balenas - Whale Point 1850s: Clipper ship Carrier Pigeon wrecks on the rocks that are thereafter called Pigeon Point 1860: Boom and . . . Map (db m93355) HM
11California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — 930 — Pigeon Point Lighthouse
This brick lighthouse was built to incorporate a French first order Fresnel lens. Although no longer used, the lens is still operable in the lantern room. Previously the lens had been installed at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It first flashed over . . . Map (db m2541) HM
12California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Savage SeasA Workhorse of the Pacific Comes to Grief
The Point Arena was built in 1887. This sturdy steam schooner carried large loads of cargo yet was nimble enough to navigate the tiny "dog hole" ports of California's central coast. On August 9, 1913, the Point Arena was loading tanbark at Pigeon . . . Map (db m194662) HM
13California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — 906 — Steele Brothers' Dairy Ranches
Beginning in the 1850's the Steele Brothers pioneered one of the first large-scale commercial cheese and dairy businesses in California. They extended their operations from Point Reyes to Rancho Punta de Año Nuevo in 1862. This 7000 acre ranch . . . Map (db m92651) HM
14California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Steele RanchDickerman Barn
Today the cow barn is the visitor center for the Marine Education Center, the horse barn serves as a theater and classroom, and the smaller, two-story creamery building is the volunteer headquarters and park office. Coastal Dairy The . . . Map (db m92639) HM
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May. 23, 2022