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

Mark Hopkins

1815 - 1878

 
 
Mark Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
1. Mark Hopkins Marker
Inscription.  Some 350 tons of Rocky Mountain Red Granite form the sarchophas that entombs the remains this Forty-Niner who ultimately became one of the “Big Four” in railroad history and Treasurer of the Central Pacific Railroad Company. This monstrous vault took a year and a half in construction and was completed in 1880 at a cost in excess of $80,000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 33.705′ N, 121° 30.184′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the front of the Hopkins Family Plot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Cemetery Grove (here, next to this marker); Mark Hopkins Monument (a few steps from this marker); Rev. O.C. Wheeler D.D., L.L.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); General Albert Maver Winn
Mark Hopkins Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 3, 2008
2. Mark Hopkins Monument
The marker can be seen here in the foreground towards the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pioneer Cemetery Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Rhodes Crocker (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bennett Brothers (about 500 feet away); James Logan Butler (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located at the Sacramento City Cemetery
 
Mark Hopkins Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
3. Mark Hopkins Monument
Mark Hopkins image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2019
4. Mark Hopkins
Portrait of Mark Hopkins
1874, Oil on canvas, Crocker Art Museum, E. B. Crocker Collection, 1872.387
Stephen William Shaw, American, 1817-1900
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By Unknown
5. Mark Hopkins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,462 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3. submitted on August 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on August 4, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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