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Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here. California's historic marker program is a great way to learn the history of the The Golden State! See waymark creation and logging requirements below.
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California Historical MarkersMission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

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Mission San Carlos was established by Father Serra on June 3, 1770 at the Presidio of Monterey. Finding this location unsuitable, Serra moved the mission to Carmel Valley. In July 1771 he set to work constructing temporary buildings at the new site, and in December 1771 the mission was moved to its permanent location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 2/6/2006

last visited: 8/22/2018

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California Historical MarkersGutierrez Adobe - Monterey, CA

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A historic adobe in downtown Monterey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/27/2009

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersThe House of the Last Mexican Bandito

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The House of the last real Californian bandit.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2006

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersColton Hall, Monterey California

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Monterey's first public hall and site of the California Constitutional Convention.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ

location: California

date approved: 5/20/2006

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersRobert Louis Stevenson House, Monterey State Historic Park

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Robert L. Stevenson stayed in this hotel while he was in Monterey

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2006

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersRoyal Presidio Chapel of San Carlos Borromeo

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Established as a mission by Father Serra, June 3, 1770, this became the royal Presidio Chapel when the mission was moved to Carmel. The chapel was rebuilt with stone in 1791 and became the parish church in 1835, due to secularization. In a dilapidated condition in 1850, it was reconstructed and altered with money donated by Governor Pacheco in 1858.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 2/6/2006

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersCasa Alvarado, Monterey State Historic Park

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The house of California's Governor Alvarado

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2006

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersThe First and Only US Consulate in California

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Before California became a US State, Thomas O. Larkin was first and only U.S. consul in Monterey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2006

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersHouse of the Four Winds, Monterey State Historic Park

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La Casa de Los Cuatro Vientos has been so called since the mid-1800s, because it was the first house with a weathervane on its hipped roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2006

last visited: 11/5/2014

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California Historical MarkersHouse of Governor Alvarado #348 - Monterey, CA

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Located at 494-498 Alvarado Street, Monterey

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/20/2016

last visited: 11/8/2014

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California Historical MarkersMerritt House (Monterey State Historic Park)

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This adobe house was purchase by Judge Josiah Merritt in 1850. Merritt was an active participant in the formation of Monterey County. The house was built by Don Ignacio Vallejo circa 1774

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/5/2007

last visited: 12/20/2014

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California Historical MarkersCasa Soberanes, Monterey State Historic Park

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Casa Soberanes in Monterey State Historic Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2006

last visited: 11/8/2014

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California Historical MarkersOLD PACIFIC HOUSE

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Located in Monterey Historic Park, this is but one of many historic adobe's in the area, and if you have the time and inclination, part of a larger walk called The Path of History that will take you past many other historic buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 7/30/2006

last visited: 11/8/2014

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California Historical MarkersFirst Theater in California

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This building was built about 1844 as a sailor's lodging house by Jack Swan. In 1848 it was commandeered by a group of mustered-out soldiers of Colonel Stevenson's regiment of New Yorkers looking for a place to put on plays and comedies. The theater afterward served as a whaling station, a lookout station having been added to the roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 2/7/2006

last visited: 8/13/2018

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California Historical MarkersCasa de Oro

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In the 1850s this building was a general merchandise store operated by Joseph Boston & Co. In later years it was called Casa de Oro because of the unverified story that it had been a gold depository.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 2/7/2006

last visited: 11/8/2014

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California Historical MarkersCustom House

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If you find yourself at the Monterey State Historic Park, you won't want to miss the Custom House. This is the spot where Commodore John Drake Sloat raised the American flag on July 7, 1846 to signal the passing of California from Mexican to American rule. Restored through the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West with the assistance of the people of California. This is also California Historical Landmark #1.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 2/7/2006

last visited: 5/20/2018

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California Historical MarkersViscaino's and Junipero Serra's landing site

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This is the place where the first Europeans set foot on California soil.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2006

last visited: 10/29/2009

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California Historical MarkersAsilomar State Beach and Conference Center - Pacific Grove, CA

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A California plaque at Assilomar Beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/28/2015

last visited: never

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California Historical MarkersNo. 839 Chautauqua Hall - Pacific Grove California

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This is the first Chautauqua in the west organized at Pacific Grove in June 1879.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member teeoff2

location: California

date approved: 1/11/2008

last visited: 3/15/2008

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California Historical MarkersPOINT SUR LIGHT STATION

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POINT SUR LIGHT STATION

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoCraig

location: California

date approved: 12/5/2005

last visited: 11/18/2018

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California Historical Markers#870 - Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe Casa

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A plaque at an example a a Mexican era adobe that shows many features of the "Monterey Colonial style".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas

location: California

date approved: 1/10/2007

last visited: 9/30/2013

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California Historical MarkersTEMPORARY DETENTION CAMPS FOR JAPANESE AMERICANS-SALINAS ASSEMBLY CENTER - Salinas, CA

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Site of a temporary WWII camp in Salinas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/10/2008

last visited: 9/30/2013

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California Historical MarkersCA Historical Marker #651

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California Historical Marker 651: The Battle of Natividad

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin

location: California

date approved: 11/12/2007

last visited: 2/28/2009

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California Historical MarkersCA Historic Marker: Santa Cruz Boardwalk

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A local landmark since 1907, this boardwalk was one of the first amusement parks in California. It is now the only oceanside amusement park operating on the West Coast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin

location: California

date approved: 9/2/2006

last visited: 12/2/2011

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California Historical MarkersFremont Peak

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A monument to a battle that never happened...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ

location: California

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 12/31/2009

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