#299:  Camino of Rancho San Antonio

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Guidebook says SW corner of Oakland and Santa Clara Aves, Oakland. Plaque located in Mosswood Park at corner of MacArthur and Broadway, Oakland.



Private plaque


Photos 3-4 are at the listed guidebook location, which seems pretty arbitrary, as this was a road, and there is nothing at this site. Maybe the plaque was moved from there. I don't know.

From the Guidebook:

The Camino of Rancho San Antonio ran from Mission San Jose to Fruitvale, and later to San Pablo by way of Oakland and El Cerrito. The word camino means trail, road, highway, or line of communication that is in general public or private use.

From the plaque:

About 1820, along this route ran the earliest known road from Mission San Jose over Rancho San Antonio to the ranchos north.

Erected by Oakland Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1939

©2009 David Schmitt