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Penryn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Griffith Quarry

 
 
Griffith Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
1. Griffith Quarry Marker
Inscription. In the Fall of 1864, Mr. Griffith Griffith, a native of Wales, established the quarry located near this site which was later to supply high-quality granite for a number of the important buildings in San Francisco and Sacramento, including portions of the state capitol. This was also the site of the State's first commercially successful granite polishing mill, erected in 1874.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 885

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Park and Historical Restoration Commission, May 7, 1976.
 
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Park and Historical Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 885.)
 
Location. 38° 51.069′ N, 121° 9.869′ W. Marker is in Penryn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylor Road and Rock Springs Road, on the right when traveling north on Taylor Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Penryn CA 95663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newcastle Portuguese Hall (approx. 2 miles away);
Griffith Quarry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
2. Griffith Quarry Marker
Newcastle (approx. 2.4 miles away); Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 2.6 miles away); Loomis Town Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Loomis (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Griffith Quarry Museum. (Submitted on November 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Griffith Quarry Museum image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
3. Griffith Quarry Museum
Griffith Quarry Museum (through the window) image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
4. Griffith Quarry Museum (through the window)
Nearby Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
5. Nearby Memorial Marker
In Memory of
CW02 Marvin J. Butterfield
U.S. Army helicopter pilot
Born March 14, 1937
Killed in Action in Vietnam August 30, 1969
Remembered by his family, classmates and Vietnam Veterans Association.
A Native of Penryn
Nearby Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, November 6, 2006
6. Nearby Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,854 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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