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Hardin Bigelow

 
 
Hardin Bigelow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
1. Hardin Bigelow Marker
Inscription.  
Elected April 1, 1850
First Mayor of Sacramento under the Charter form of Government.
A Native of Michigan.
Died on November 27, 1850, in San Francisco of Cholera, following wounds received in the Squatter Riot at Sacramento in August 1850.
Aged 41 Years.

 
Location. 38° 33.822′ N, 121° 30.047′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is located just inside the entrance to the Sacramento City Cemetery. 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. Sacramento City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds (here, next to this marker); John A. Sutter, Jr. (here, next to this marker); City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery / People of the Cemetery (a few
Hardin Bigelow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
2. Hardin Bigelow Marker
John Sutter, Jr. marker is to the left and a marker honoring the victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic is to the right.
steps from this marker); General George Wright (within shouting distance of this marker); Newton Booth (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding Hardin Bigelow. Hardin Bigelow was born in Michigan in 1809.
 
Also see . . .  California Archives: History of Sacramento. A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California - Chicago, Lewis Publ. Co., 1891 (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Squatters Riots
Source: Sacramento History Online
1850 -- Gold Rush newcomers are unhappy about Sutter's land titles and the results are the "Squatter's Riots. " The climax of these riots is a gun fight at the corner of 4th and J Streets in Sacramento. Victims of these riots include both the city's sheriff and mayor.
    — Submitted October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

2. Hardin Bigelow
Source: Sacramento Historic City Cemetery-Points of Interest Site
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Arriving in San Francisco in February of 1849 on the Mail Steamer "California", his was the first ship to reach California from the East Coast bringing miners to the Gold Fields. Bigelow is credited with building Sacramento's first levee system and becoming its first elected mayor in 1850.
    — Submitted October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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