Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Flags over California in 1870
This American flag with 37 stars became the official flag in 1867 following the admission of Nebraska as a state and was replaced as the official flag on July 4, 1877 in celebration of Colorado's statehood (actually achieved the year before). During this period Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes served as U.S. Presidents.
Erected by probably Vintage 1870.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 38° 24.12′ N, 122° 21.72′ W. Marker is in YountvilleTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6525 Washington Street, Yountville CA 94599, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Groezinger Winery (a few steps from this marker); Map of Groezinger's Addition (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yountville Community Hall (about 400 feet away); George Yount's Millstones (about 400 feet away); Yountville (about 600 feet away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Home of California (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pioneer Christian Church Bell (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yountville.
More about this marker. This marker is at the base of the flagpole in front of the Groezinger Wine Cellar.
Also see . . . A Brief History of the California Bear Flag - Bear Flag Museum. At some point between dawn on June 14 and noon on June 17, 1846, the remaining men at Sonoma created a flag to stand for their insurgency. The exact timing of the creation is not clear from the documentary records. The flag that was created was a white field with a red stripe at the bottom edge, with a star in the upper left ("hoist") corner and a grizzly bear. (Submitted on May 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.