James Rankin

James Rankin (HM1RDY)

Location: Martinez, CA 94553 Contra Costa County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 0.936', W 122° 8.658'

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In 1865, at the age of 17, James Rankin emigrated from a Scottish coal mining town after hearing of the "Black Gold" in Contra Costa. He worked with pick and shovel in the underground mines of Somersville.
In 1885, Rankin was elected sheriff and move to Martinez. Rankin owned 50 acres on what is now Rankin Park, upon which he planted some 400 olive trees. He now rests in the Alhambra Cemetery here in Martinez.
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HM NumberHM1RDY
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number1996
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 575112 N 4207891
Decimal Degrees38.01560000, -122.14430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.936', W 122° 8.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 56.16" N, 122° 8' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)510, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Glen Dr, Martinez CA 94553, US
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