ECV1850 Plaque:
First Honeybees in California


Photo of plaque - original location
Original plaque location,
outside of Terminal C, Door #10.
.
Photo of plaque - original location
Original plaque location,
outside of Terminal C, Door #10.
.

Photo of plaque - at new location
New plaque location at the three flagpoles.

Photo of plaque - closeup
New plaque location at the three flagpoles - closeup.


FIRST HONEYBEES IN CALIFORNIA
HERE, ON THE 1,939 ACRE RANCHO POTRERO DE SANTA
CLARA, CHRISTOPHER A. SHELTON IN EARLY MARCH 1853 IN-
TRODUCED THE HONEYBEE TO CALIFORNIA. IN ASPENWALL,
PANAMA, SHELTON PURCHASED 12 BEEHIVES FROM A NEW
YORKER AND TRANSPORTED THEM BY RAIL, "BONGO,"
PACK MULE, AND STEAMSHIP TO SAN FRANCISCO. ONLY E-
NOUGH BEES SURVIVED TO FILL ONE HIVE, BUT THESE
QUICKLY PROPAGATED, LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR
CALIFORNIA'S MODERN BEEKEEPING INDUSTRY.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK No. 945

PLAQUE PLACED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
AND RECREATION IN COOPERATION WITH E CLAMPUS
VITUS, MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER No. 1850 AND IN
HONOR OF SAN JOSE CITY HISTORIAN, CLYDE ARBUCKLE.
MARCH 6, 1982

 Victorian Bar

Please Note:
Because of major airport construction,
this plaque was relocated from Terminal C
to the airport's three flag poles at:

San Jose International Airport.
1701 Airport Boulevard
Between Terminals A and B,
on the East side of the building.
Near Suite-B1240.
San Jose. 95110
Santa Clara County, CA.


GPS *approximate
  First Honeybees In California  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.367237°
W 121.926753°




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