Patterson & Western Railroad

Patterson & Western Railroad (HMBRT)

Location: Livermore, CA 94550 Stanislaus County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 25.224', W 121° 22.373'

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The narrow gauge railroad winding some 25 miles from Patterson through Del Puerto Canyon operated from Sept. 20, 1916 to August 14, 1920. During World War I, the railroad brought the much needed minerals of magnesite, manganese chrome and quicksilver down the rugged canyon to the processing plant. The railroad served dozens of mines. There was a 3,000 foot tramway up to a mine high up on the side of the canyon. The furthermost terminal was the station of Jones, believed to be 3.8 miles west of this monument. After the railroad was abandoned, men on depression relief program and later prisoners from the county road camp labored to build a road to San Antone Valley. Clampers, Bill Logan and Ore Minniear with the help of a bulldozer, were the first to drive from Patterson to San Jose in 1942.

Dedicated July 28, 2001
Estanislao Chapter No. 58, E Clampus Vitus
Wes Williams, Head Vigilante
& Patterson Township Historical Society
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HM NumberHMBRT
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByEstanislao Chapter No. 58, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 643978 N 4142752
Decimal Degrees37.42040000, -121.37288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.224', W 121° 22.373'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 13.44" N, 121° 22' 22.38" W
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Area Code(s)925, 408, 510, 415, 619
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15001 Del Puerto Canyon Rd, Livermore CA 94550, US
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