Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1852 - 1892
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
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 BigelowThe 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. (Submitted on October 12, 2008.)
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.
2. From: Sacramento City Cemetery Points of Interest
Lawyer, merchant, politician. This native of Indiana became one of our state’s most artful 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 Mesa, Arizona.
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