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“Hoboken and This is No Jokin”

 
 
"Hoboken and This is No Jokin" Marker image. Click for full size.
February 19, 2012
1. "Hoboken and This is No Jokin" Marker
Inscription. Hoboken, a tent town in this area, began in early January, 1853 after floods had halted business in Sacramento City. River steamers landed here and hundreds of teams loaded supplies for the mining camps. An election held with 1000 electors produced 1757 ballots. The Magnolia Saloon was City Hall. By Mid-February 1853, Hoboken was abandoned as the water receded in Sacramento City.

It is a high point in Sacramento History
 
Erected 1968 by New Helvetia Chapter No. 5, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.063′ N, 121° 25.669′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on H Street just east of Carlson Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on Firehouse #8 to the left of the driveway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5990 H Street, Sacramento CA 95819, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Five Mile Station (approx. half a mile away); The Guy West Bridge (approx. half a mile away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 1.3 miles
"Hoboken and This is No Jokin" Marker image. Click for full size.
By S B, circa January 31, 2008
2. "Hoboken and This is No Jokin" Marker
away); Joseph H. McKinney (approx. 1.4 miles away); You Are Remembered – Rest In Peace (approx. 1.4 miles away); Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Benjamin F. Pendery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Daniel Blue (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding "Hoboken and This is No Jokin". During floods people also camped on the elevated land that is now part of the Old Sacramento City Cemetery.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
"Hoboken and This is No Jokin" Marker image. Click for full size.
February 19, 2012
3. "Hoboken and This is No Jokin" Marker
Marker is visible mounted on the building under the yellow "Safe Place" diamond shaped sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by S B of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 19, 2012.   2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by S B of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on February 19, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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