Monday, May 01, 2006

CA Historical Landmark #722

Site of the Murder of Dr. John Marsh
California State Historical Landmark #7222

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This landmark is located across the street from 4575 Pacheco Boulevard, Martinez, California. There are 14 other California State Historical Landmarks in Contra Costa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 00.317 W 122° 05.250.

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Dr. Marsh, who practiced medicine throughout the state from his home near Brentwood, purchased Rancho Meganos in 1837. On his way home from Martinez, he was murdered here by ruffians on September 24, 1856.

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