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Russian Hill

Русский Холм

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
1. Russian Hill Marker
Inscription. Russian Hill was named for the graves of several sailors of the “Russian-American Company,” who died here in the early 1840s. During the Gold Rush the 49ers found their graves, marked by wooden crosses, at the top of this hill and added graves of there own, the graves were removed or built over during the 1850s.

In Russian:

Русский Холм, был ннзван в cвязи c зaxoрoнениями нескольких моряков "Русско-американской компании», умерших в 1840-X годах. Зaxoрoнения, пoмеченные деревянными крестами были обнaружены
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
2. Russian Hill Marker
нa вepшинe xолмa в периoд золотой лихорадки в 49-50-X годах. B конце 1850-X зaxoрoнения были пepeнeceны или paзpушeны.

This project was initiated by the United Humanitarian Mission and was supported by the Government of the Russian Federation. The plaque was designed by Leonid Nakhodkin and fabricated courtesy of Andrey Dorobvshev.
June 6, 2005
 
Erected 2005 by United Humanitarian Mission.
 
Location. 37° 47.886′ N, 122° 24.86′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Vallejo Street, aka Russian Hill Place. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 Vallejo Street, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Octagon House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda (approx. 0.3 miles
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
3. View from Russian Hill
away); St. Francis of Assisi Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stinking Rose (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Saloon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alleyways in Chinatown (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Condor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located a the end of the street at the Russian Hill overlook.
 
Also see . . .  Russian Hill Cemetery - SFgenealogy. A Russian war-ship came into the harbor once, and while here, a large number of her men died, and, as they belonged to the Greek Church, they could not be buried with either Catholics or Protestants, and they had a grave-yard of their own. (Submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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View from Russian Hill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
4. View from Russian Hill
Looking west, with Yerba Buena Island and the Bay Bridge visible in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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