Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department
1850 – 1872
On June 23, 1858, a grateful city donated this plot of ground to its Volunteer Fire Department for the internment of its deceased members. It is the only known maintained firemenís plot west of the Mississippi.
Sacramentoís Fire Department consisted of six Engine Companies, one Hook and Ladder, and a Hose Company. The Volunteer Fire Department gallantly served the city until April 1, 1872 when an act by the state legislature established paid departments.
Erected by Pioneer Mutual Hook & Ladder, IAFF Local 522, Old City Cemetery Committee.
Location. 38° 33.803′ N, 121° 30.002′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is located at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Firemanís Plot (here, next to this marker); Newton Booth (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Wright John A. Sutter, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardin Bigelow (within shouting distance of this marker); The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
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