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Near Yuba City in Sutter County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape

 
 
Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2006
1. Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape Marker
Inscription.  William Thompson, an Englishman, and his family settled here in 1863. In 1872 he sent to New York for three cuttings called Lady de Coverly of which only one survived. The grape, first publicly displayed in Marysville in 1875, became known as Thompson's seedless grape. Today, thousands of acres have been planted in California for the production of raisins, bulk wine, and table grapes.
 
Erected 1980 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Family of William Thompson and Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Stewart Chapter No.10, E Clampus Vitus. September 12, 1980. (Marker Number 929.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists.
 
Location. 39° 8.723′ N, 121° 46.924′ W. Marker is near Yuba City, California, in Sutter County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9001 Colusa Highway (State Highway 20), Yuba City CA 95991, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2006
2. Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape Marker
within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General John C. Fremont and his Expedition (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sutter County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Sam Brannan Park (approx. 8.2 miles away); Grand Island Shrine (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mosburg Building (approx. 8.9 miles away); Teegarden House (approx. 8.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial Monument (approx. 9.4 miles away); Masonic Temple Corner Stone (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuba City.
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.929
 
Also see . . .
1. William Thompson (viticulturist). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. What is a Thompson Seedless Grape?. Wise Geek entry (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2006
3. Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape
Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape State Historical Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 8, 2006
4. Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape State Historical Landmark Directional Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,429 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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