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Alameda
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernadino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba


 

In 1997, I happened to find the plaque seen here at the Mission Dam. I thought it was interesting that the landmark was numbered, and then I thought it might be fun to find all of the California landmarks. I soon discovered there are about 1100 of them, with more being added. But for some reason that didn't stop me, so I decided to begin my quest. It's taken me to many back corners of the state so far, and it is still ongoing.

These pages are my chronicle of the landmarks I've visited. I have included any pictures I have, although in my lack of forethought, I didn't photograph many of the early landmarks I visited. As I can, I will add any new photographs I take.

I have made a page for every landmark I've visited, and I've tried to correct any mistakes in directions or info found in the guidebook. I've also included a map to each one. You can click on a county at the left to see its landmarks.

Some other pages which might be interesting:

A list of all the landmarks, 1-1111.
Search the content of the plaques.
See a breakdown of the counties I've been to.

Here is the beginning of a second quest, to climb the CA county high points.

Enjoy. If you have any comments, please email me.

 

©2009 David Schmitt