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

Newton Booth

1852 - 1892

 
 
Newton Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
1. Newton Booth Marker
Inscription.  
State Senator 1862
Governor 1871
United States Senator 1873

 
Location. 38° 33.809′ N, 121° 30.043′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Marker and gravesite are located at 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. General George Wright (here, next to this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery / People of the Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); John A. Sutter, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardin Bigelow (within shouting distance of this marker); The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  The Honorable Newton Booth
Newton Booth Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
2. Newton Booth Monument
Western Side: Joseph P. Glover 1832-1886
. (Submitted on October 12, 2008.)
 
Additional comments.
1. From Governors of California:
Born in Indiana in 1825, Newton Booth was a lawyer who came to California and enjoyed success as a wholesale grocer prior to his election as State Senator. As Governor, he had strong opinions and a penchant for using the veto. In 1873, Booth helped to organize a new political party, the "Dolly Vardens", and with their support he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Since his swearing-in ceremony was not to take place until 18 months later, he remained in office as Governor despite being elected to the Senate. This controversial move prompted an attempt to amend the state constitution to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future. A bachelor while in office, booth did not marry until age 68, then died only five months later. Booth, who was considered to be one of the great public speakers of his day, died of cancer of the tongue.
    — Submitted October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

2. From: Sacramento City Cemetery Points of Interest
Lawyer, merchant, politician. This native of Indiana became one of our state’s most artful
Newton Booth Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
3. Newton Booth Monument
statesmen. He was elected State Senator in 1862, California’s eleventh governor in 1872, and United State Senator in 1873. His business firm, Booth & Company, was located on Front Street, between J and K.
    — Submitted October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
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Newton Booth Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
4. Newton Booth Monument
Northern Side: Newton Booth
Eastern Side: Cyrus T. Wheeler 1825-1892
Close Up of Sculpture on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
5. Close Up of Sculpture on Monument
Close Up of Artwork on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 10, 2008
6. Close Up of Artwork on Monument
Newton Booth Building - Old Sacramento image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, January 28, 2009
7. Newton Booth Building - Old Sacramento
This site is California Registered Historical Landmark No.596 and is located at 1015 Front Street- Old Sacramento State Historic District.
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Newton Booth image. Click for full size.
By SF Museum
8. Newton Booth
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,932 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7, 8. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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