History of Marsh Creek Springs

History of Marsh Creek Springs (HM1S86)

Location: Clayton, CA 94517 Contra Costa County
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N 37° 53.524', W 121° 51.103'

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Founded in 1927 by Gerald (Jerry) Gill and family, the park consisted of four picnic sections, over forty acres, four baseball diamonds, two swimming pools, a wading pool for children, large dance hall and two snack bars.
At one time the grounds entertained 5,000 people on a week end arriving in over 1,200 cars.
In 1957 a cloudburst on the east side of Mt. Diablo sent a twelve foot torrent of water down Marsh Creek destroying the park.
Rebuilt that year - it was again destroyed in 1962 by a second - flood.
In 1964 the John and Eloise McHugh family purchased the area, known as section number one, and began restoring its beauty.
HM NumberHM1S86
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Date Added Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 600965 N 4194461
Decimal Degrees37.89206667, -121.85171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.524', W 121° 51.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 31.44" N, 121° 51' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3250-3356 Aspara Dr, Clayton CA 94517, US
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