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Columbia in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A Home for Immigrants

Making Their Mark in Columbia

 
 
A Home for Immigrants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 28, 2013
1. A Home for Immigrants Marker
Inscription. After the 1857 Fire, many generations of immigrants made this modest structure their family home. The new tenants applied their special touches, redecorating or expanding it to suit their needs. At times, they saved money by using salvaged materials from other Columbia buildings in their remodeling.

The Biddle, Bacom, Morgan, Hale, Vassallo, Sarton and Martinez families stories and personal experiences in this home helped to define the history of the town. The stories and dreams of these families still exist in the architecture, wallpaper and additions to the house. Today, the house remains one of the oldest structures standing in Columbia.
 
Erected 2006 by California State Parks.
 
Location. 38° 2.066′ N, 120° 24.008′ W. Marker is in Columbia, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Fulton Street near Columbia Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11250 Fulton Street, Columbia CA 95310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scraping the Rocks Clean (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson/McConnell House (about 300 feet away); Site of Donnell & Parsons Building
A Home for Immigrants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 28, 2013
2. A Home for Immigrants Marker
(about 400 feet away); A Bountiful Place to Live (about 400 feet away); Water, Precious as Gold (about 500 feet away); Eagle Cotage (about 500 feet away); Columbia Masonic Temple (about 500 feet away); The Burns Cottage (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Martinexz House. The $5000.00 interpretive plan for the Martinez House has been written and funding requested. T-shirt sales and small donations have been the mainstay of the project. The plan includes many rooms that will tell the story of the house's growth from 1850's shotgun design to the 1920's kitchen. The project needs $30,000 to finish. It will be a wonderful display of the lifestyles over the 60 years after it's remodeling. (Submitted on April 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Immigrants' House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 28, 2013
3. Immigrants' House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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