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

Calistoga Sam Brannan Center

 
 
Calistoga Sam Brannan Center Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
1. Calistoga Sam Brannan Center Marker
Inscription. The Calistoga Sam Brannan center, including the Sharpsteen Museum and the Sam Brannan Cottage, is dedicated to Calistoga’s early pioneers.

The complex, named for Sam Brannan, Calistoga’s original entrepreneur, will preserve and perpetuate the rich heritage of this area for future generations.
Dedicated August 19, 1978
Sam Brannan Chapter No.1004
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1978 by Sam Brannan Chapter No.1004, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 685.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.734′ N, 122° 34.835′ W. Marker is in Calistoga, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is located between the Sam Brannan Cottage and the Sharpsteen Museum building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1311 Washington Street, Calistoga CA 94515, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calistoga City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount View Hotel (about 600 feet away); Calistoga Depot (about 700 feet away);
Calistoga Sam Brannan Center Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Loren Wilson, August 20, 2007
2. Calistoga Sam Brannan Center Marker
Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oat Hill Mine Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schramsberg (approx. 3.2 miles away); Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars (approx. 3.4 miles away); Reason P. Tucker (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calistoga.
 
Regarding Calistoga Sam Brannan Center. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.685 on July 31,1959.

Statement of Significance:
Sam Brannan arrived in Napa Valley in the late 1850s with the dream of making it the 'Saratoga of California.' In 1866 cottages were built and palm trees planted in preparation for the grand opening of the resort. This is the only cottage still standing.
 
Also see . . .  The Sharpsteen Museum. Site of the Sam Brannan Cottage (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Rich Chance was Noble Grand Humbug when this
Calistoga Sam Brannan Center Marker and Cottage Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
3. Calistoga Sam Brannan Center Marker and Cottage
plaque was erected. Plaque wording by Edward D. Hawkins.
    — Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
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San Brannan Cottage Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
4. San Brannan Cottage
The Sharpsteen Museum Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
5. The Sharpsteen Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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