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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pescadero, California
Location of Pescadero, California
▶ San Mateo County (131) ▶ Alameda County (420) ▶ San Francisco City and County (478) ▶ Santa Clara County (412) ▶ Santa Cruz County (107)
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|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|
|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 m92638) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|This Property Has Been
Placed On The
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
The . . . — — Map (db m92639) HM|