Pozo Historical

Pozo Historical (HM1WUJ)

Location: Santa Margarita, CA 93453 San Luis Obispo County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 18.227', W 120° 22.536'

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In the 1850's Ynocente Garcia and sons recorded claims for the Rancho San Jose which included today's Pozo. In 1878, the area's first postmaster, George Lingo, was refused the name San Jose for the post office and accepted Pozo (Well - in Spanish) instead. Early roads from the coast to the San Joaquin Valley became busier with the 1878 discovery of gold in La Panza and Pozo grew into a bustling, wild west town of general stores, blacksmith shops, two hotels, and three saloons, to quench the traveler's thirst. In 1882, 97 school children were among the area's population of 850.

By 1900 Gold fever had subsided which, combined with more direct routes to the valley, reduced the importance of Pozo as the rest stop. Prohibition and the depression marked the end to Pozo's heyday years and the town was picked apart and carried off.

The Pozo Saloon, reopened in 1967, is all that remains to offer the locals and curious traveler the hospitality and frontier friendliness of a bygone day.
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Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus De La Guerra y Pacheco Chapter 1.5 Credo Quia Absurdum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 738620 N 3909891
Decimal Degrees35.30378333, -120.37560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.227', W 120° 22.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 13.62" N, 120° 22' 32.16" W
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Area Code(s)805
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-54 Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita CA 93453, US
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