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Vallejo in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Vallejo As State Capital

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
1. Vallejo As State Capital Marker
Inscription. Vallejo was the official seat of state government from February 4, 1851 to February 4, 1852. The Capitol, shown above, within which the Legislature convened in 1852 and 1853, stood near this spot.
 
Erected 1938 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Historic Landmark Committee. (Marker Number 574.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 6.004′ N, 122° 15.547′ W. Marker is in Vallejo, California, in Solano County. Marker can be reached from York Street near Sacramento Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vallejo CA 94590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alibi Clock (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library (about 800 feet away); Empress Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Power & Fleming Grocers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Men's Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Catholic Church (approx. mile away); Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum (approx. mile away); St. Vincent Ferrer Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallejo.
 
More about this marker.
Vallejo As State Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
2. Vallejo As State Capital Marker
This marker is located near the Vallejo Transit Center office.
 
Regarding Vallejo As State Capital. Vallejo has twice served as the capital of the state of California: once in 1852 and again in 1853, both periods being brief. The State Capitol building burned to the ground in the 1880s and the Vallejo Fire Department requested aid from the Fire Department at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. As there were no bridges at that time, the Mare Island Fire Department had to be ferried across the Napa River, arriving to find only the foundation remaining. This was the first recorded mutual aid response in the state of California. - Vallejo, California -- Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .  State Capitals of California - E Clampus Vitus, Chapter #1841 (Historianss Report). Most other buildings in town were in an unfinished state also. The steamer, Empire, housed around 250 people at the time, 50 of which were legislators. Once more, the facilities were less than optimum and efforts began again to change the location of the capital. (Submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Government
 
State Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1859
3. State Capitol Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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