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Take Our Virtual Tour of El Cerrito's New Historic-Cultural "Pavers"

Learn about long-gone dairies, the city's namesake, the "it" club, streetcars and more in our exclusive photo gallery of the new "historic-cultural" sidewalk markers along San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito.

If you haven't yet had a chance to view all  installed this month by the city on San Pablo Avenue, stretching from one end of the town to the other, or want a chance to view them again, enjoy our virtual tour. The accompanying photos start at the southern end of town and end at the northern.
 
Access the audio that goes with the pavers, as well as a list and brief background, on the city's website.
 
Print out a brochure prepared by the El Cerrito Historical Society, which worked closely with the city on the project. (Note that the brochure is designed to be printed on 8-1/2 by 14-inch paper.)
 
Visit the society's website for more information on the history of El Cerrito.

Paul Starrs May 20, 2011 at 10:37 PM
A terrific addition to the site. Thanks to the contributors, and to The Patch, for posting this. What a great window into El Cerrito's history.
Charles Burress (Editor) May 21, 2011 at 09:09 AM
Paul, thank you for your comment. The city government and the El Cerrito Historical Society deserve the main credit for making the markers a reality. The main credit for our feature belongs to contributor Betty Buginas, who not only conceived of the idea but also brought it to fruition.
Tim May 26, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Ah! **That's** what those things are. I saw them installing one the other day and thought "what could they be putting in the sidewalk that has a diamond shape?" Thanks!
Tim May 26, 2011 at 06:53 PM
I'm sorry, is there a map somewhere to accompany this tour? I can't seem to find one at any of the links provided, and there isn't one in the online version of the brochure.
Zach Copley May 26, 2011 at 07:48 PM
It would be great to have a map (maybe a Google map with plot points?)... anyone want to volunteer to make one? :) Also, aren't there supposed to be QR codes somewhere near these plaques? If so, they aren't visible in the pictures.
Tim May 26, 2011 at 08:12 PM
I'd be happy to create a map if I knew where all the plaques are located. What I've gleaned so far are only approximations and I won't have a chance to walk the tour for another couple of weeks.

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