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Vallejo Flour Mill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
N 37° 34.646 W 121° 58.346
10S E 590734 N 4159428
Quick Description: Ruins of the Vallejo Flour Mill at the mouth of Niles Canyon
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2006 9:58:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMB67
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 24

Long Description:
In 1856, José de Jesús Vallejo, brother of General M. G. Vallejo, built a flour mill here, on his Rancho Arroyo de la Alameda. Niles was once called 'Vallejo Mills.' The stone aqueduct built to carry water for the mill parallels Niles Canyon Road.

The ruins of this small building are all that remains of the 150 year old flour mill built here by Jose Vallejo. Before the railroads caused this area to be named Niles (after a judge friendly to railroad interests) it was known as Vallejo Mills. Flour mills played an important role in early valley agricultural life, yet most people today have no idea where or what they once were.

The site is a rather neglected Fremont city park. At one time a plaque fronted Mission Boulevard, but recent roadwork seems to have caused it to be removed. Temporarily we hope.

Marker Number: 46.00

Marker Name: Vallejo Flour Mill

County: Alameda

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Mission Boulevard, just north of Niles Canyon Road.

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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