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

Sacramento Turn Verein

 
 
Sacramento Turn Verein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
1. Sacramento Turn Verein Marker
Inscription. In 1854 Sacramento was prospering notably in spite of the floods, fires and epidemics that had besieged her. German-born citizens and men of German ancestry decided to organize a “Turn Verein”, as was the custom in their homeland. They circulated a proclamation and assembled on June 2, 1854 to establish the Sacramento Turn Verein.

In 1859 the Sacramento Turn Verein purchased a piece of property on K Street between 9th and 10th Streets where the first Turn Verein Hall was built that same year. Many unforgettable events, including gymnastic tournaments and singing festivals were held in this hall. The present Turn Verein Hall was built in 1925 and is located at 3349 J Street.

On March 16, 1883 the Sacramento Turn Verein purchased this cemetery plot for $150.00 as a permanent resting place for deceased Turners. Several individuals buried here died before plot was purchased and were moved here later.

The members of the Sacramento Turn Verein are proud of the many contributions Californians of German ancestry have made to the Sacramento community.
”Ruhe Im Frieden”

 
Location. 38° 33.716′ N, 121° 30.006′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map.
Sacramento Turn Verein Marker and Plot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
2. Sacramento Turn Verein Marker and Plot
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. Luella Buckminster-Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Odd Fellows Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bigler (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Masonic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The G.A.R. Memorial Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); James Logan Butler (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Sacramento Turn Verein. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Sacramento Turn Verein: Turner Hall Through 150 Years. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Sacramento Turn Verein Monument Next to Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
3. Sacramento Turn Verein Monument Next to Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,509 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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