San Luis Obispo
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
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, 1-1108.
Search the content of the plaques.
See a breakdown of the counties I've
Here is the beginning of a second quest, to climb the CA county high points.
Enjoy. If you have any comments, please email