“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Hamilton City in Glenn County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

William Semple Green

1832 – 1905

William Semple Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
1. William Semple Green Marker
Inscription. Arrived via Panama route, San Francisco Oct. 10, 1849 Arrived Colusi County, July 6, 1850

Ferry boat captain, mail carrier, surveyor, editor, writer, legislator, Surveyor General of the United States, California State Treasurer, irrigationist, friend of man.

On Dec. 18, 1880 posted the first water notice on an oak tree on the west bank of the Sacramento River immediately east of this spot for the diversion of 500,000 minerís inches of water for the irrigation of lands on the west side of the Sacramento Valley.

Dedicated by Colusi County Historical Society Donated and erected by Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, May 15, 1954

“......thou shalt take of the water of the river and pour it upon the dry land.” Exodus 4:9

Erected 1954 by Colusi County Historical Society. (Marker Number CHL 831.)
Location. 39° 47.378′ N, 122° 3.146′ W. Marker is near Hamilton City, California, in Glenn County. Marker is on Road 205. Click for map. This marker is located at the bend where Road 205 changes names to County Road 4 (Cutler Avenue) and 1st Avenue intersects. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton City CA 95951, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
William Semple Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
2. William Semple Green Marker
are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gianella Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Swift Adobe (approx. 7.9 miles away); Papst Flour Mill Site (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lassen Trail - Lassen Rancho Site (approx. 10 miles away); Western Star Lodge No. 2 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 11 miles away); Maywood Woman's Clubhouse (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Hotel Maywood (approx. 11.7 miles away); Miners Inn (approx. 11.8 miles away).
Also see . . .  Autobiography of Hon. W. S. Green - Colusa County GenWeb. (Scroll approximated 3/4 of the way down this page.)
"I was born at the Horse Shoe Bottom, on the Cumberland River, which was then in Wayne, but now in Russell County, Kentucky. My father inherited something of a fortune, but as he went into unfortunate speculations, I had to 'hoe my own row' from the time I was twelve years of age to the present. The old field school in the backwoods of Kentucky afforded me about all the educational advantages." (Submitted on December 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
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