..the best known landmark in Livermore
..the tail wooden flagpole at the
..of First Street and South Livermore
..nue, The Fourth of July committee
..ed on the size pole they wanted
in 1.905 and
..purchased a tall Oregon pine pole,
..long and about 18 inches in diameter
..base. It was picked up from a
..San Francisco for the sum of $207.
..then painted, sunk into the ground
..dedicated on Admission Day, Saturday,
..Sept. 9, 1905.
..When installed it was 116 feet
..ground. The committee determined
..x 40 foot flag would be needed
to fit the
..pole's great height. Many years
..pole was trimmed by 14 feet and
..few yards south to its present,
HISTORICAL TRIVIA cont.
..tion. It had been hit by vehicles
..between 1931 and 1972, according
..records kept by the late Police
..Livermore Landmarks Tour.
..several monuments, landmarks and
..of historical interest that people
..in one day or on a weekend in
..more area. Starting at the Robert
..more monument in Portola Park
..read the plaque on the plain cement
..(the original monument was across
..street a quarter mile to the west,
..ed of native California stone
in the shape
..of a high-backed chair nine feet
..nine feet wide. It was dedicated
..1935 and contained a time capsule.
..it was torn down by the city in
..1970s the capsule was buried under
..new cement version).