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

Ellis Lake

 
 
Ellis Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 6, 2009
1. Ellis Lake Marker
Inscription.
Beautiful Ellis Lake and scenic surroundings
were made possible through the
foresight and enterprise of
W. T. Ellis
This plaque presented in honor of 65 years of
Public service on the 87th birthday of
W.T. Ellis, 3-17-53, by grateful citizens of
the community, and the Marysville-Yuba County
Chamber of Commerce

 
Erected 1953 by Grateful Citizens and the Marysville-Yuba County Chamber of Commerce, March 17, 1953.
 
Location. 39° 8.732′ N, 121° 35.38′ W. Marker is in Marysville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on "D" Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marysville CA 95901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Pumps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Yuba County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); José Manuel Ramírez Rosales (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yuba County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Marysville (approx. half a mile away); Historical Monument of Macy’s
Ellis Lake Marker with Lake in Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 6, 2009
2. Ellis Lake Marker with Lake in Background
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Mission Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Mecklenberg (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marysville.
 
Regarding Ellis Lake. Born in 1866, the son of one of Marysville's first merchants, Ellis became the Mayor of Marysville at the age of 28. Known as the Father of the Marysville Levee System, Ellis' monument is engraved with his admonition; "Always Watch the Tricky Yuba", referring to the Yuba River. Ellis Lake, with its surrounding walk and picnic areas, was named after him.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMan-Made FeaturesNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Ellis Lake image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 6, 2009
3. Ellis Lake
W. T. Ellis Jr. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
4. W. T. Ellis Jr. Monument
This monument is located at the levee at the intersection of 1st Street and B Street in Marysville.
“History always repeats itself”, remember the winter of 1861-62. Always be prepared; always be alert, and always watch the tricky Yuba.
W. T. Ellis, Jr.
1866 - 1955
W. T. Ellis Jr. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
5. W. T. Ellis Jr. Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,528 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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