Elk Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1959. (Marker Number 680.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 22.477′ N, 121° 21.711′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of the Highway 99 Frontage Road (Highway 99 Frontage Road) and Grant Line Road, on the right when traveling south on the Highway 99 Frontage Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Grove CA 95624, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rhoads School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Elk Grove (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California Hasman Building/General Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 2.4 miles away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder (approx. 2.7 miles away); Riot on the Cosumnes (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elk Grove.
1. 1844 - Mrs. Murphy’s kindergarten
Mrs. Murphy’s school was somewhat of a home school. It was open for neighboring children as well as the Murphy children. Although it was not a formal school and it was not a public school, it was Elk Grove’s first place of education. The Murphys lived north of the Cosumnes River and west of what is now Highway 99. At the time that road was known as the Monterey Trail, and it led from New Helvetia (Sutter’s Fort) to the Mexican capital of Monterey. The Murphy Ranch played a prominent role in the history of the early days of California. The Incident at Murphy’s Corral was a defining moment in California history and one of the first steps in California breaking away from Mexico and becoming a state.
Source: ELK GROVE CITIZEN HISTORY HAPPENED HERE-The History of Our Schools
EGUSD – ABOUT TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH
March 21, 2008, By Elizabeth Pinkerton
— Submitted September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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