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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sutter's Fort

This Tree Came From Kandern, Baden, Germany

 

—The Birthplace of General John A Sutter —

 
Sutter's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
1. Sutter's Fort Marker
Inscription. The Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West planted it on July 19, 1939. and dedicated it September 9, 1948, on the occasion of the celebration of Admission Day and the Centenary of the founding of the modern City of Sacramento.
 
Erected 1948 by The Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.341′ N, 121° 28.25′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is located at the base of the European Oak Tree within the walls of The Sutter's Fort State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2701 L Street, Sacramento CA 95816, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coloma Road (within shouting distance of this marker); General John A. Sutter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California State Indian Museum (about 300 feet away); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Albert M. Winn (approx. 0.4 miles
Inside the Walls - The European Oak (Marker is to the Right of the Tree) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
2. Inside the Walls - The European Oak (Marker is to the Right of the Tree)
away); The Dunn Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Hundred Years are the Hardest (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding Sutter's Fort. This site has been designated as a California Registered Historial Landmark (No.525):
- John Augustus Sutter, born of Swiss parents in Germany, arrived in New York in July 1834 and in California in July 1839. He founded the fort in 1839 to protect 'New Helvetia,' his 76-square-mile Mexican land grant. Of the original fort, the two-story central building, made of adobe and oak, remains, the fort's outer walls and rooms, which had disappeared by the 1860s, were reconstructed after the State acquired the property in 1890.


This site has been designated as a National Historic Landmark:

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
-During the 1840s, Sutter's Fort, situated at the convergence of overland immigrant trails, was the most strategically located site in Northern California. The fort was the focal point of the various agricultural enterprises controlled by its builder, John
Sutter's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
3. Sutter's Fort Marker
This marker is mounted on the wall inside of the Sutter's Fort Museum
Sutter's Fort
Re-dedicated on the Centennial Celebration
April 23, 1993
by
The Native Sons of the Golden West
Harly M. Harty, Grand President
Agustus Sutter. Discovery of gold in the Sierra foothills, ironically at a saw mill constructed for Sutter, led to the collapse of Sutter's growing empire.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Parks: The History of Sutter’s Fort. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The California State Military Museum: Sutter’s Fort, Fort New Helvatia, Fort Sacramento. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Pashnit.com: Sutter’s Fort-The Birth of Gold Rush History. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Sutter's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
4. Sutter's Fort
This marker is mounted on the wall inside of the Sutter's Fort Museum. It was dedicated on September 6, 1905.
SUTTER'S FORT
Founded in 1839
By Gen. John A. Sutter
Restored through the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West with the assistance of the people of California
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
5. Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
Entrance to Sutter's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
6. Entrance to Sutter's Fort
Sutter's Fort Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1978
7. Sutter's Fort Entrance
Notice the slight change in appearance in the Fort's Entrance in the almost 30 years between these two photographs.
Sutter's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
8. Sutter's Fort
Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 15, 2006
9. Cannon
Sutter had the cannon in the Southeast bastion of the original fort until 1846, when the guns were removed and it was used for storage. Then the bastion was used as a hospital for Cholera and other patients in 1849-50, with a Dr. Deal in charge.
Sutter's Fort State Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1978
10. Sutter's Fort State Historical Park
John Augustus Sutter 1839-1939 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1978
11. John Augustus Sutter 1839-1939
Vintage Postcard - circa 1907 image. Click for full size.
By E. P. Charlton & Co., Sacramento,Ca, 1100
12. Vintage Postcard - circa 1907
Sutter's Fort Before Restoration
John A. Sutter - 1878 image. Click for full size.
By Sutter's Fort SHP
13. John A. Sutter - 1878
Sutter's Fort Site Map image. Click for full size.
By Sutters Fort SHP Brochure
14. Sutter's Fort Site Map
Sutter's Fort image. Click for full size.
California State Library - Archives
15. Sutter's Fort
Sutter's Fort by Clarence M. Hunt image. Click for full size.
16. Sutter's Fort by Clarence M. Hunt
An article from the August 1907 edition of the Grizzly Bear magazine, the official organ of the Native Sons and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, about the preservation of Sutter's Fort.
 
 
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