“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Paicines, California Historical Markers

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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
Benitoite Marker
California (San Benito County), Paicines — Benitoite
Was discovered on February 22, 1907 by James Marshall Couch while prospecting for quicksilver on a fifty dollar grubstake for shares from R.W. Dallas and Tom Sanders. On July 30, 1907 mineralogy Professor George D. Louderback identified it as a new . . . — Map (db m63910) HM
California (San Benito County), Paicines — Climbing at Pinnacles National Monument
Pinnacles has seen the birth and growth of modern rock climbing over the past 80 years. The early accents of the rock spires, often done with basketball sneakers and braided hemp rope, were dangerous and intensely challenging. The crackless faces of . . . — Map (db m87694) HM
California (San Benito County), Paicines — Limekiln Monorail
Built in 1894 by J.J. Burt to carry “Diamond Brand” lime from Harlan Mt. the S.P. railhead at Tres Pinos. The track was a single wooden rail. The locomotive was wood fueled steam operated. On its maiden voyage the engine exploded while . . . — Map (db m62683) HM
California (San Benito County), Paicines — 324 — New Idria Mine 54 Miles
New Idria Mine ranks amoung the most famous quicksilver mines of the world. Named for Idria Mine, then in Austria. Mission Fathers, before the American Occupation, made assays and determined ore to be cinnabar. Work begun in 50's. In 1881 between . . . — Map (db m26987) HM
California (San Benito County), Paicines — Raymond F. Eade
In Memory Raymond F. Eade Sgt. HHC 8th Inf 4th Div Vietnam Bronze Star Medal - Purple Heart Aug. 15, 1947 – March 24, 1969 (A second, smaller plaque mounted under the main marker): Raymond: a native of this . . . — Map (db m63912) WM
California (San Benito County), Paicines — The Coast Range: an ecological meeting place
Ecology is all about how all things around us interact and affect each other, from rocks to plants to animals. Here is a place rich with different ecological interactions. How many can you see? Millions of years ago, most of California was under . . . — Map (db m71565) HM
California (San Benito County), Paicines — Tres Pinos/Paicines
The original town of Tres Pinos had been here for more than a decade when its post office opened on January 24, 1971. The town lost use of its name after August 12, 1873, when the Southern Pacific Railroad opened the Tres Pinos Station 4.7 miles . . . — Map (db m26942) HM

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