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

1854 Flagpole

 
 
1854 Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
1. 1854 Flagpole Marker
Inscription.  

1854 Flagpole
The original flagpole was constructed from a single Oregon pine tree reaching a height of 113 feet. When first erected in the 1860's during a patriotic “Flag War” with the Central Pacific Railroad, it was considered to be the tallest freestanding flagpole west of the Mississippi River. In 1984, The City of Sacramento lowered a 120-foot fiberglass pole, seven feet into the ground to duplicate the height of the original 113-foot flagpole.
 
Location. 38° 35.085′ N, 121° 30.299′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of I Street and Front Street, on the right when traveling west on I Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1854 City Hall and Waterworks (here, next to this marker); Prisoner of the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento's Original Level (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Theatre (about 400 feet away); Sacramento's Early Waterfront
1854 Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
2. 1854 Flagpole Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Sacramento History Museum.
(about 400 feet away); New England Seed Store (about 500 feet away); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); Old Sacramento (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & Patriotism
 
1854 Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
3. 1854 Flagpole Marker
The replica flagpole can be seen here in this view of the Sacramento History Museum.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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