Welcome to the chronicle of my quest to visit all of the CA landmarks. I started in 1997, and I only have about 30 left to see. I hope you find it interesting.
When I began my quest, the only information I had to work with were the directions listed in the Office of Historic Preservation print guidebook and a bundle of maps from AAA. Now, with Google Street view and GPS locations, it's much harder to get lost looking for landmarks. So this site might be of less use than it once was. Even so, I hope you find the information here useful.
I have attempted to keep information about landmark plaques and site locations up to date and accurate. Over time, plaques go missing, are added, or other events happen to these sites. Also, I'm sure there are mistakes on my pages, so feel free to let me know if you see one (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All of the photos here I took myself. Some with actual film you had to get developed. You can view the landmarks as a full list or by county, using the links above. You can also see landmarks in various maps.