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

View Near the M Street Bridge

 
 
View Near the M Street Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
1. View Near the M Street Bridge Marker
Inscription. Sacramento’s importance during the Gold Rush was as a supply depot for outlying towns in the foothill-mining region. The City’s central location to the northern mining region, combined with reliable year-round river transportation to San Francisco, made it ideal as the commercial service point for the mines.
 
Location. 38° 34.804′ N, 121° 30.439′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Capital Mall. Click for map. Marker is located near the Capital Mall-Front Street entrance to the River Front Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Wharf and Warehouses (here, next to this marker); The Tower Bridge (here, next to this marker); Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital (here, next to this marker); The Northern Electric Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker); The River Lines Fleet (a few steps from this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Article on the Side-Wheeler Yosemite
View Near the M Street Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
2. View Near the M Street Bridge Marker
. See Photo #3. (Submitted on February 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Close-Up of Photo on Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
3. Close-Up of Photo on Marker
View looking south from the foot of M Street, circa 1875
A side-wheel steamboat, possibly the Yosemite, is docked. A boxcar sits on the wharf siding and a mainline of the railroad is east of the row of trees. Note: "East" on this description is to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 67 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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