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Near Durham in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Samuel Neal

1816 – 1859

 
 
Samuel Neal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
1. Samuel Neal Marker
Inscription. Born in Bucks County Pennsylvania, Neal a blacksmith by trade came to California with John Fremontís second expedition in 1844. After working for John Sutter briefly at New Helvetia, obtained a land grant and established Rancho Esquon. After gathering a fortune in gold mining Neal turned to farming and ranching. Before an early death in 1859 Neal had immense holdings throughout Butte County.
“We today all owe a debt to this early pioneer”
 
Erected 1996 by E Clampus Vitus, Pair-O-Dice Chapter No. 7-11.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 40.532′ N, 121° 46.197′ W. Marker is near Durham, California, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from Oroville-Chico Hwy. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1727 Oroville-Chico Hwy, Durham CA 95938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.W. Durham House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Honey Run Covered Bridge / Gold Dredge (approx. 5.1 miles away); Chico Forestry Station and Nursery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Chico World War I Memorial
Samuel Neal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
2. Samuel Neal Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); General John and Annie K. Bidwell Gravesite (approx. 5.5 miles away); Chico Cemetery G.A.R. Monument (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Life and Times of John Bidwell (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Historic Home of Annie and John Bidwell (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rancho Esquon - Wikipedia. Rancho Esquon (also called Nealís Rancho) was a 22,194-acre (89.82 km2) Mexican land grant in present day Butte County, California given in 1844 by Governor Manuel Micheltorena to Samuel Neal. (Submitted on December 14, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Samuel Neal Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
3. Samuel Neal Tombstone
Durham Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
4. Durham Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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