Vallejo in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Vallejo As State Capital
Erected 1938 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Historic Landmark Committee. (Marker Number 574.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
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. Touch for directions.
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 First Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum (approx. ¼ 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. 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
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.