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California Historical Landmark 83
Two Shoreline Markers
Southwest Corner of Market and First
Northeast Corner of Market and Bush and Battery
Financial District
1848

California Historical Landmark #83: San Francisco Shoreline Markers
Marker At Southwest Corner of Market and First Streets
20 March 2004
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The shoreline of San Francisco Bay reached a point twenty-five feet northeasterly from this spot at the time gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Coloma, California, January 24, 1848.

Map of old waterline shown on tablet on opposite side of street.

Placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sonns of the Golden West, 1921.

California Historical Landmark #83: San Francisco Shoreline Markers
20 March 2004
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When you stand beside this marker and look down Market Street toward the Ferry Building, everything you see is built upon sunken ships and other bay fill.

California Historical Landmark #83: San Francisco Shoreline Markers
Northeast Corner of Market and Bush and Battery
20 March 2004
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This tablet marks the shore line of San Francisco Bay at the time of the discovery of gold in California, January 24, 1848.

Map reproduced above delineates old shoreline.

Placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, 1921.

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