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

Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex

 
 
Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, January 27, 2018
1. Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex Marker
Inscription.  
This complex of hoofed animal exhibits is dedicated in memory of
Anthony A. “Hank” Spencer
Zoo Superintendent – 1942 – 1972
“Hank’s” dedication to the Sacramento Zoo provided numerous improvements during his 30 year tenure. These exhibits, which replace the original 1927 zoo, are a partial fulfillment of his dreams.
Dedicated 1976
Sacramento City Council
Philip L. Isenberg, Mayor
Callie I Carney • Lloyd G Connelly • Manuel R. Ferrales • Blaine H. Fisher • Robert T. Matsui • R. Burnett Miller • Anne Rudin • Michael S. Sands
Richard L Rathfon, City Manager, to 3-1-76 • Walter J. Slipe, City Manager • Solon Wisham, Jr., Director of Recreation and Parks • William E. Meeker, Zoo Superintendent

This plaque has been donated by Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association
 
Erected 1976 by Sacramento City Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location.
The Marker, with an Eastern Bongo grazing in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Lane Parker, January 27, 2018
2. The Marker, with an Eastern Bongo grazing in the background.
38° 32.3′ N, 121° 30.233′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from West Land Park Drive. Marker is located in the southwest area of the Sacramento Zoo, on the westernmost path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Union Sutterville (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutterville Brewery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Grove (approx. half a mile away); Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); 4th Avenue / Wayne Hultgren Light Rail Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Maine Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); General Albert Maver Winn (approx. 1.6 miles away); James Logan Butler (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Lane Parker of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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