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There is nothing sadder on a landmark hunt than arriving at a site to find a missing plaque. Below are the missing plaques that I've encountered over the years. There may be other missing plaques out there, and some of these may have been replaced. If you know of any updates, let me know. Thanks.



Missing Plaques  
26 - Portola Expedition Camp Missing: 4/2014
43 - The Zanja Missing: 12/2012
101 - Giant Desert Figures Missing: 6/2014
177 - Site of Former Benicia Barracks Missing: 6/2008
372 - Adobe De Palomares Missing: 12/2014
410 - Charter Oak or Election Tree Missing: 6/2015 (new private plaque has been placed next to missing plaque)
455 - Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe Missing: 4/2014 (private plaque located on adobe)
494 - Richardson Adobe Missing: 6/2015
537 - Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns Missing: 8/2015 Plaque was moved closer to the road.
539 - Posey Station of Butterfield Overland Mail Route Missing: ~2000
570,571,572 - Negro Hill, Salmon Falls, Condemned Bar Missing: 3/2016
631 - Garces Baptismal Site Missing: 6/2015
638 - Old Temescal Road Plaque replaced in 2013.
653 - The Cascades Missing: 3/2016
659 - Stagecoach Inn Missing: 6/2015
660 - Point on the Jedediah Smith Trail Missing: 6/2015
715 - Site of First Astronomical Observatory Plaque was moved from original location to Main Street in Volcano.
738 - Corona Founders Monument Missing: 5/2011
746 - Coloma Road - Nimbus Dam Missing: 3/2016
756 - Sycamore Tree Missing: 5/2013
760 - Site of Laurel Hill Cemetery Missing: 5/2015
777 - Site of San Joaquin City Missing: 4/2014
799 - Overland Emigrant Trail Missing: 8/2013
824 - San Leandro Oyster Beds Missing: 4/2014
934 - Pinedale Assembly Center Missing: 4/2014
948 - Site of Blythe Intake Missing: 6/2014
985 - Desert Training Center, Camp Granite Missing: 6/2014
985 - Desert Training Center, Camp Iron Mountain Missing: 6/2014
992 - Site of Contractor's General Hospital Missing: 6/2014. New plaque placed at Chiriaco Summit in 2014.
1006 - Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass Missing: 12/2012

2009 David Schmitt