|USGS Map showing Aromas and Sand Cut (at left), 1914.|
|Rancho Aromitas y Agua Caliente. [Bancroft Library]|
|Crews loading apricot pits onto boxcars at Aromas, c 1920. [Monterey County Libraries]|
|The newly rebuilt Aromas Station in 1907.|
[Monterey County Library, Aromas Branch]
|Aromas Station, October 20, 1946, as photographed by Wilbur C. Whittaker.|
Official Railroad Information:
Aromas was located 90.7 miles from San Francisco via Gilroy and San José, and 25.9 miles from Santa Cruz.
|Aromas Station from a different angle, October 20, 1946. [Wilbur C. Whittaker]|
Geo-Coordinates & Access Rights:
36˚N 53' 31.181", 121˚W 38' 36.214"
The site of Aromas Station is publicly accessible and quite easily viewed along Aromas/Quarry Road, but there is absolutely nothing there to see except tracks passing over Carpenteria Road. All trace of the station structure has been erased and bulldozed over.
Citations & Credits:
- Margaret Clovis, Images of America: Monterey County's North Coast and Coastal Valleys. Arcadia Publishing, 2006.
- Erwin Gustav Gudde, California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names