Old Marsh Creek Springs

Old Marsh Creek Springs (HM1S81)

Location: Clayton, CA 94517 Contra Costa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.525', W 121° 51.078'

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This area in the mid 1850s, was a known hideout for legendary bandit Joaquin Murrieta, who worked as a vaquero for John Marsh on his rancho just east of here. It was also frequented by John "Grizzly" Adams, famed California mountain man.
In 1927 Old Marsh Creek Springs was the site of the first natural swimming pool in Contra Costa County. Gerould (Jerry) and Verna Gill founded Old Marsh Creek Springs, which consisted of four baseball fields, two swimming pools and a large dance hall. The grounds were a popular spot for recreation and entertainment, frequently attracting over 5,000 visitors in a given weekend. In 1965 the park was bought by John and Eloise McHugh and meticulously remodeled year by year to keep the natural beauty that is known as Old Marsh Creek Springs.
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HM NumberHM1S81
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter #13
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 601002 N 4194463
Decimal Degrees37.89208333, -121.85130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.525', W 121° 51.078'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 31.5" N, 121° 51' 4.68" W
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Area Code(s)925
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12510 Marsh Creek Rd, Clayton CA 94517, US
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