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California Admission Day

Sept IX MDCCCL

 
 
California Admission Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
1. California Admission Day Marker
Inscription.
This Fountain
is Dedicated to
the Native Sons
of the Golden West
To Commemorate
The Admission of California
Into the Union
September the Ninth
Anno Domini
MDCCCL

“The unity of our
empire hangs on
the decision of
this day.”
— W.H. Seward

On the Admission of California U.S. Senate 1850

 
Erected 1897 by Mayor James D. Phelan.
 
Location. 37° 47.345′ N, 122° 24.11′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Montgomery Street on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hobart Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Jose P. Rizal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mechanics’ Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sharon Building (about 400 feet away); The Montgomery (about 500 feet away); Luisa Tetrazzini
California Admission Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
2. California Admission Day Marker
(about 600 feet away); Site of First California State Fair (about 700 feet away); William Randolph Hearst (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  How California Came to be Admitted. by Rockwell D. Hunt, Ph.D., San Francisco Chronicle September 9, 1900. California's admission as a free state in the “Compromise of 1850” shattered the balance of free and slave states leading up to the Civil War and “ inflicted a mortal wound upon the enemy of human freedom.” (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
California Admission Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
3. California Admission Day Marker
Sept IX MDCCCL image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
4. Sept IX MDCCCL
The Miner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
5. The Miner
The Angel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
6. The Angel
Said to be a depiction of the Sculptor's wife, Elizabeth "Bessie" Cole Tilden.
The Angel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
7. The Angel
Bear image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
8. Bear
<center>Water Shortage<br> Not Feed Bear</center> image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
9.
Water Shortage
Not Feed Bear
Octopus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
10. Octopus
California Admission Day Celebration<br>1850 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
11. California Admission Day Celebration
1850
California Admission Day Fountain, 1897 image. Click for full size.
By The Monumental News, Dec. 1897.
12. California Admission Day Fountain, 1897
The Monument after the 1906 Earthquake image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
13. The Monument after the 1906 Earthquake
Douglas Tilden<br>The Mute Sculptor image. Click for full size.
By The Overland Monthly
14. Douglas Tilden
The Mute Sculptor
The Sculptor of this monument was Douglas Tilden who had been deaf since early childhood.
From “Douglas Tilden Sculptor” by William Dallam Armes in the Overland Monthly, Feb. 1898.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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