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Vacaville in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pioneer Monument
 
Pioneer Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
1. Pioneer Monument Marker
 
Inscription. This pioneer monument is dedicated to the people who brought civilization to Solano County – one of whom was Edwin Markham, the poet, who grew to manhood in this Lagoon Valley, rimmed by what he called his summer hills. Names of a few of the other pioneers are as follows:
[Column 1]
Juan Felipe Pena, Juan Manuel Vaca, Mason Wilson, William McDaniel, Lansing B. Mizner, Frank K. Buck, Dr. Robert Semple, William Gordon, Dr. Platon Vallejo, Justice Jos. McRenta, Elijan B. Silvet, E. H. Von Pfister, Comm. D.C. Farragut, Samuel Martin, J.R. Chadbourne, Nestora Pena, Rivera
[Column 2]
Francisco Solano, Capt. Robt. Waterman, Josiah Allison, Julia Allison, Willis Linn Jepson, J.B. Mayhood, F.E. Neitzel, William T. Lucky, Granville P. Swift, Mary Atkins, F.G. Jones, Arculus C. Hawkins, James C. Meir, Raleigh Barcar, Harry Hathaway, Millicent Hathaway
[Column 3]
John R. Wolfskill, Conception Arguello, Lansford Hastings, Josiah Wing, Hester A. Harbison, Luther J. Harbison, Frank McKevitt, John B. Frisbie, Joseph Bruning, Anna Elesa Seip, Dr. S.K. Nurse, Thomas Dickson, William J. Pleasants, E.R. Thurber, John Stilts, Senator B.F. Rush.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers with Artwork marker series.
 
Location.
 
Pioneer Monument Marker (Back of Base) Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
2. Pioneer Monument Marker (Back of Base)
 
38° 20.251′ N, 122° 0.915′ W. Marker is in Vacaville, California, in Solano County. Marker can be reached from Pena Adobe Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Pena Adobe Park. Take Pena Adobe Rd interchange on I-80, follow the signs on Pena Adobe Rd to Pena Adobe Park. Marker is located near the parking area at the Pena Adobe. Marker is in this post office area: Vacaville CA 95688, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peña Adobe Park (here, next to this marker); William Gordon Huff (here, next to this marker); Rancho Los Putos (a few steps from this marker); Unknown Pioneer Ranchers (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Andrew Carnegie Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Triangle Building (approx. 2 miles away); Gillespie’s Store (approx. 2 miles away); Site of First Business Building of Record (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vacaville.
 
Regarding Pioneer Monument. On this base there are two markers. Located on the front of the base is the Pena Adobe Park – City of Vacaville marker and mounted on the back of the base is this Pioneer Monument marker. Just north of this monument is the Rancho Los Putos (Pena Adobe) Marker. (see Other Nearby Markers).
 
Also see . . .
 
Close Up of Artwork on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
3. Close Up of Artwork on Marker
 

1. Juan Felipe Pena – The History of the Pena Adobe. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Court Case regarding the Land Grant of Pena and Vaca. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. California Mexican Land Grants
 
Close Up of Artwork on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2008
4. Close Up of Artwork on Marker
Edwin Markham, Poet
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,030 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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