(New Natividad)This intersection on the Old Stage Road between San Francisco and Los Angeles is the site of the second and last location of Natividad, a busy and important staging and business establishment before Salinas city was created. Originally in the Gavilan House at Lagunita two and one-half miles north, the United States Post Office moved here in 1865 and around it grew a trading post of stores, a coast stage depot and stables, a hotel, a schoolhouse, and the saloon and billiard hall kept by Michael Alpite, its multi-colored sigh proclaiming wines - liquors - cigars. The arrival of the R.R. at Salinas in 1872 was the beginning of the end for Natividad. The P.O. closed in 1908 and the dilapidated Natividad saloon resting on this corner, the last proud commercial vestige of a true ghost town of the Old West, was demolished in the summer of 1964. R.I.P.
|Placed By||E Clampus Vitus, Monterey Viejo Chapter No. 1846|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 625243 N 4066124|
|Decimal Degrees||36.73258333, -121.59733333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 43.955', W 121° 35.84'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 43' 57.30" N, 121° 35' 50.40" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 690 Old Stage Rd, Salinas CA 93908, US|
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