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

Rancho Rio de los Americanos

 
 
Rancho Rio de los Americanos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 4, 2009
1. Rancho Rio de los Americanos Marker
Inscription.
250 feet due west
from this point is an original corner
of the
Rancho Rio Delos
Americanos Land Grant
of 1844 and the most
Northwesterly corner
of the town site of Folsom
of 1855. On the right was the
mining camp of Negro Bar. On the
left was the mining camp of
Texas Hill.

 
Erected 1996 by Jess Harvey BSA Troop 97, and Mariano Monuments.
 
Location. 38° 40.407′ N, 121° 11.253′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Young Wo Circle near Forrest Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area East Lake Natoma Multi-Purpose Trail north of the Young Wo Circle entrance to the hiking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Young Wo Memorial Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Folsom Terminal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leidesdorff Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); Turning the Trains
Rancho Rio de los Americanos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 4, 2009
2. Rancho Rio de los Americanos Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Wells Fargo and Company (approx. half a mile away); Folsom History Museum (approx. half a mile away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Folsom.
 
Regarding Rancho Rio de los Americanos. Also see Nearby Marker Leidesdorff Plaza for additional information.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Folsom. In 1827, Jedediah Smith led a group of trappers through the area. His search for a pass over the Sierra Nevada's opened up the land to trappers and traders drawing the attention of John Sutter and William A. Leidesdorff. In 1842, the latter was granted 35,000 acres along the American River called "The Rancho Rio de los Americanos. This Folsom History Museum website highlights William Leidesdorff, the Rancho, and the history of Folsom. (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Rancho Rio de los Americanos. Wikipedia article regarding the Rancho. (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Photo of the Original Land Grant Map from the Bancroft Library Collection. (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Remnants of Mining Activity West of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 4, 2009
3. Remnants of Mining Activity West of the Marker
The American River is at the base of the cliff seen in background.

 
Additional keywords. Mexican Land Grants
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
William Alexander Leidesdorff image. Click for full size.
By Folsom History Museum
4. William Alexander Leidesdorff
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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