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

Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle

(Founder of the town of Arbuckle)

Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
1. Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle Marker
Inscription. Born March 6, 1835 in Lexington, Missouri, Tacitus, at the age of nineteen, left for California by the southern overland route. The journey took six months to complete. He spent many years mining in Napa and Sonoma Counties, working on a ranch in Napa County and stock raising in Mendocino County. There he purchased a stock ranch located on Ranchirita Creek at the head of Anderson Valley. In 1866 Tacitus acquired 7320 acres of land in Colusa County that became his townsite. Construction of the Northern Railroad up the west side of the Sacramento Valley in 1875 spurred the growth and development of the town of Arbuckle. Tacitus founded the town, was it’s first postmaster, deeded the lots and help build the first house in what has since come to be known far and wide as “The Home of the Almonds.” Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle died on July 7, 1899.
Erected 1984 by E Clampus Vitus, Montain Charlie Chapter 1850.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 41° 21.18′ N, 122° 49.262′ W. Marker is in Callahan, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker can be reached from East Callahan Road (County Route 3), on the left when traveling south. Click for map.
Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2013
2. Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 8020 East Callahan Road, Callahan CA 96014, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farrington Blacksmith Shop (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hayden Hotel (approx. 3.2 miles away); Church of Saints John & Paul (approx. 3.4 miles away); McBride Ranch (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hallie Morse Daggett (approx. 8 miles away); John Daggett (approx. 8 miles away); Stephen H. Meek (approx. 8.1 miles away); This land of ‘Siskiyou’... (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Callahan.
More about this marker. The Tacitus Arbuckle grave site and marker are on private property. The address and GPS coordinates are for the property entrance only and not for the actual grave site.
Also see . . .  Arbuckle - Colusa County website. It was laid out and surveyed in 1875 and it was named after Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle, on whose ranch, then consisting of 1,900 acres, the town was built. He encouraged the creation of a new town here by giving lots to those who would build on them. (Submitted on November 18, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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