Near Sonoma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Captain Granville P. Swift, great-gandnephew to Daniel Boone and early pioneer to California, spent his 21st birthday in 1842 building balsa reed rafts to float hides and tallow down the Sacramento River to Benicia to trade for supplies.
Swift was a June 1846 Bear Flagger and traveled the length of California as a Captain in the American military for the short war with Mexico. One of the first to the gold fields, he then brought his fortune to Sonoma and laid the cornerstone for his mansion on June 19, 1858.
A California Historical Landmark #237 since 1936, Temelec Hall was accepted to the National Register of Historic Places April 19, 2006.
Erected 2008 by Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 2008-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 15.944′ N, 122° 29.994′ W. Marker is near Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Temelec Circle near Flint Court. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Temelec Circle, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Temelec Hall The Sonoma Index-Tribune (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Nash-Patton Adobe (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sonoma Valley Women’s Club (approx. 2.9 miles away); Salvador Vallejo Adobe (approx. 2.9 miles away); Duhring Building – 1891 (approx. 3 miles away); Swiss Hotel (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonoma.
More about this marker. The marker is located right side entrance to Temelec Hall.
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