Birds Landing - Benjamin's Store

Birds Landing - Benjamin's Store (HMB1V)

Location: Birds Landing, CA 94585 Solano County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 7.965', W 121° 52.256'

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In 1869 John Bird constructed a wharf and warehouse on Montezuma Slough. Soon, one mile east of the wharf, a community began to evolve. A blacksmith shop came first, and then the store was built in 1875. In this year the town was officially named Birds Landing and Bird was named postmaster. By 1878 the town boasted a butcher shop, a saloon, shoemaker and a furniture business. In 1880 Bird bought one half interest in the store. Chris and Evelyn Benjamin bought the store from Bird in 1921 and Evelyn served as postmaster for 50 years. The post office then relocated to a tool shed and held the distinction as being one of the nations smallest full service post offices.

Dedicated April 26, 2008By Sam Brannan Chapter #1004E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHMB1V
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2008
Placed BySam Brannan Chapter #1004, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 9:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598951 N 4221146
Decimal Degrees38.13275000, -121.87093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 7.965', W 121° 52.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 7' 57.90" N, 121° 52' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)707, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2134-2148 Collinsville Rd, Birds Landing CA 94585, US
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