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

Sacramento River Exploration

 
 
Sacramento River Exploration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 23, 2009
1. Sacramento River Exploration Marker
Inscription. The Spanish Missionariesí quest for mission sites led to their exploration of the river. However, no missions were ever built in this region. The first known sighting was in 1774 by Fray Juan Crespi and Pedro Fages. By 1808, Gabriel Moraga gave the river its present name. In 1811, Padre Abella traversed the channels and sloughs to reach the Sacramento River. Luis Arguello led the last Spanish exploration of this river in 1817.
New Helvetia Chapter #5
E Clampus Vitus
NGH Jesse Salinas
March 3, 2007

 
Erected 2007 by New Helvetia Chapter #5, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Location. 38° 14.518′ N, 121° 30.821′ W. Marker is in Walnut Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Market Street near Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14157 Market Street, Walnut Grove CA 95690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles “Chuck” Tison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delta Transmission Towers/Delta Cross Channel Gates (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walnut Grove, Est. 1850/Locke, Est. 1915 (approx. 0.4 miles
Sacramento River Exploration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 23, 2009
2. Sacramento River Exploration Marker
away); Locke Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); 66 Main Street (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bing Kong Tong Society Building (approx. 7.5 miles away); Isletonís Historic Old Town (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hotel Del Rio and Casino (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Grove.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the Tony's Place Restaurant building that sits at the intersection of Market and Bridge Streets.
 
Regarding Sacramento River Exploration. From Sacramento History On-Line's Timeline: (http://www.sacramentohistory.org/resources_timeline.html)
1808 - Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga and Spanish soldiers from Mission San Jose are the first Europeans to enter the Sacramento Valley. They discover the two rivers (the Sacramento and American) which they name the "Jesus Maria" and the "Sacramento."
 
Also see . . .
1. Grave Site Photo of Captain Don Luis Arguello. This burial site is located at the Mission Dolores Cemetery at Mission Dolores. This cemetery
The Sacramento River image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 23, 2009
3. The Sacramento River
The town of Walnut Grove is seen across the River.
is the only remaining cemetery within the city limits of San Francisco. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Pedro Fages. Military Governor of Alta California from 1770-1774 and again 1782 – 1791. He also served with Portola during the Portola Expedition of 1769. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Fray Juan Crespi. This Find-A-Grave post shows his burial site at the Mission Carmel as well as giving a short biography with emphasis on his contributions to early California history. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,064 times since then and 30 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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