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

Sacramento's Original Level

 
 
Sacramento's Original Level Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
1. Sacramento's Original Level Marker
Inscription.  

As you gaze down, you look back in time at Sacramento's original level. The building that once stood here was probably raised in the 1860s, creating this courtyard and providing access to hollow sidewalk segments. Imagine how easily flood waters overcame Sacramento when it existed at the courtyard's elevation. Is it any wonder Sacramentans fought back by hoisting streets and buildings, on average, ten feet above their original elevations?
 
Location. 38° 35.052′ N, 121° 30.235′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on I Street west of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. 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. The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sacramento (within shouting distance of this marker); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Pony Express (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1854 City Hall and Waterworks
An additional nearby marker on a gold assayer at this site image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
2. An additional nearby marker on a gold assayer at this site
Where do you go after you find gold? Professor L.A. Lauriet's Assay Office, once located here in a two story brick building, was often a miner's first stop in Sacramento. Originally from the West Indies, Lauriet weighed and analyzed miners' gold. If Lauriet determined that gold was authentic, miners could save it, gamble with it, or spend it at a saloon. If Professor Lauriet confirmed that your gold was real, what would you do with it?
(about 400 feet away); 1854 Flagpole (about 400 feet away); New England Seed Store (about 400 feet away); Eagle Theatre (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
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Sacramento's Original Level Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
3. Sacramento's Original Level Marker
The marker can be seen along the metal railing in this view of the original level of the city. The additional marker is here to the left, on the eastern side of the "original level" site.
 

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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 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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