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

2009 David Schmitt