California Historical Landmarks in Marin County
California Historical Landmark 974
Golden Gate Bridge
State Highway 1
San Francisco Bay
Construction of the bridge started in 1933. Engineer Joseph Strauss and architect Irving Morrow created an extraordinarily beautiful bridge in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. The designs for the Golden Gate Bridge showed the greatest attention to artistic detail, especially on the two streamlined moderne towers. The bridge's 4,200 feet of clear span (from tower to tower) was the longest in the world until 1959. On April 19, 1937, the bridge was completed and the official dedication took place on May 27
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation
The south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge is in the City and County of San Francisco. The north tower is in the County of Marin. Although the bridge is listed as California Historical Landmark 974 in both counties, we have been unable to locate a California plaque at either end of the bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge is also San Francisco Landmark 222.
The Lone Sailor
The Lone Sailor Memorial is a replica of the statue created by sculptor Stanley Bleifeld for the United States Navy Memorial in Washington. It was dedicated in 2002 as a tribute to the men and women of the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines who shipped out through the Golden Gate, more than a million and a half during World War II alone.
The bronze statue is seven feet tall and weighs eight hundred pounds. The sailor stands beside a cleat and his seabag looking at the City of San Francisco across the Bay. The memorial also contains a bronze relief for each of the four United Sates sea services and stands on a compass rose of inlaid granite.
The San Francisco Bay Area Maritime Trail
Some Missing California Plaques
When we visited the following sites, we were unable to locate a California commemorative plaque.
At some sites, it appeared that a California plaque had never been erected. At other sites, there was a base, but the plaque itself was missing. Some sites without California plaques had other historic markers, but they did not note that the site is a California Historical Landmark.
Montezuma, Tuolumne County
Montgomery Hill, San Jose
Napa Valley Railroad Depot, Calistoga
Negro Hill, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Noble Pass Route, Lassen Volcanic National Park
Old Custom House, Monterey
Plymouth Trading Post, Plymouth
Pony Express Remount Station, Woodfords
Portolá Camp at Crystal Springs, San mateo County
Portolá Camp at Gazos Creek, Bean Hollow State Beach
Portolá Camp at Martini Creek, Montara
Portolá Camp at Pilarcitos Creek, Half Moon Bay
Portolá Camp at Pulgas Water Temple, San Mateo County
Portolá Camp at Purisima Creek, Half Moon Bay
Portolá Camp at San Gregorio State Beach, San Gregorio
Portolá Camp at Tunitas Beach, San Mateo County