California Historical Landmarks in San Francisco

California Historical Landmark 91
Telegraph Hill
1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard

California Historical Landmark #91: Telegraph Hill
Coit Tower, Illuminated for the Americas Cup, on the Summit of Telegraph Hill
13 September 2013
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Telegraph Hill

A signal station was erected on Telegraph Hill in 1849 from which to observe the incoming vessels, a tall pole with movable arms was used to signal to the people in the town below whether sailing vessels or the sidewheel vessels of the Pacific mail were passing through the Golden Gate. In September 1853, the first telegraph in California, which extended eight miles to Point Lobos, was stationed here, giving the hill its name.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

We were unable to locate a commemorative marker for Telegraph Hill. Here's a list of other California Historical Landmarks which had no bear flag plaque when we visited them.

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