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

Pioneer Cemetery Grove

Sacramento Pioneer Association – Founded 1854

 
 
Pioneer Cemetery Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
1. Pioneer Cemetery Grove Marker
Inscription.  

The Sacramento Pioneer Association was founded by men who came to California before 1850 and wished to preserve the memories of the epochal events in the Gold Rush and earliest days of Sacramento. They purchased much of Pioneer Grove from the City in 1861 and acquired more area over the next forty years.
Among the founding members resting here are Mark Hopkins, General Albert Maver Winn, and James McClatchy. Honorary members buried elsewhere include President Ulysses S. Grant, James Marshall, and General John Sutter.
By 1855, the Association had 200 members and in 2008, over 300 men and women who perpetuate the founders’ mission and care of the grove.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 33.695′ N, 121° 30.141′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is 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
Pioneer Cemetery Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
2. Pioneer Cemetery Grove Marker
The Back Side of the Mark Hopkins Monument is in the Background
within walking distance of this marker. General Albert Maver Winn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Hopkins Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. O.C. Wheeler D.D., L.L.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pioneer Cemetery Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Hopkins (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bennett Brothers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Logan Butler (about 300 feet away); Margaret Rhodes Crocker (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
A Marker Honoring the Memory of Past Members of the Sacramento Pioneer Association image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
3. A Marker Honoring the Memory of Past Members of the Sacramento Pioneer Association
Honorary and Historic Members
General John A. Sutter, Mark Hopkins, Governor Peter Burnett, President Ulysses S. Grant, Governor John Bigler, James McClatchy
Pioneer Cemetery Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2019
4. Pioneer Cemetery Grove Marker
A map of the plots in the Pioneer Cemetery Grove has been added to the right of the marker.
Mark Hopkins Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
5. Mark Hopkins Monument
General A.M. Winn Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
6. General A.M. Winn Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,309 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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