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Sutter Creek in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Leland Stanford, Jr.

1824 – 1893

 
 
Leland Stanford, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2008
1. Leland Stanford, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  A man of tremendous ambition, Leland Stanford, Sr., was one of California’s most distinguished businessmen, politicians, philanthropists, and proponents of education. Lured to California by the Gold Rush in 1852, he became an owner of Sutter Creek’s Union-Lincoln Mine. Stanford went on to become California’s governor, a U.S. Senator, member of the Central Pacific Railroad, “Big Four” and founder of Stanford University, a living memorial to his son, Leland Stanford, Jr.
 
Erected 2000 by The Ancient and Honorable Order of James W. Marshall #49, E. Clampus Vitus, June 4, 2000.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 23.738′ N, 120° 48.153′ W. Marker is in Sutter Creek, California, in Amador County. Marker is at the intersection of Gopher Flat Road, on the left when
Leland Stanford, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2008
2. Leland Stanford, Jr. Marker
traveling east on Gopher Flat Road. Marker is located at the entrance of the parking lot, across from the Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutter Creek CA 95685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mahoney Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Wildman Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter Creek Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); 134 Broad Street (within shouting distance of this marker); C. Soracco Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Monteverde General Store Museum (about 500 feet away); Sutter Creek Grammar School (about 600 feet away); Sutter Creek Sanitarium (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutter Creek.
 
Also see . . .
1. Leland Stanford (1824 – 1893). (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Historic Highway 49: History of Sutter Creek. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,107 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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