Sunol (HMG95)

Location: Sunol, CA 94586 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.637', W 121° 53.244'

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Named in honor of Antonio Maria Sunol, merchant, naval man and cattlebarron, who acquired a Spanish / Mexican land grant in 1840.

Along with the vast ranching and fertile farmlands, coal and gold were found in the Sunol area in the 1870's.

Sunol became a typical western cattletown with the arrival of the railroad in 1869, and a favorite hangout for banditos.It was rumored that when Joaquin Murrieta stayed here his horse stood on a bed of charcoal keeping the hooves warm for a quick get-away.
HM NumberHMG95
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1984
Placed ByJoaquin Murrieta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598221 N 4161346
Decimal Degrees37.59395000, -121.88740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.637', W 121° 53.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 38.22" N, 121° 53' 14.64" W
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Area Code(s)925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11908 Main St, Sunol CA 94586, US
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