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Near Hamilton City in Glenn County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

William Semple Green

1832 – 1905

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
1. William Semple Green Marker
Inscription.  Arrived via Panama route, San Francisco Oct. 10, 1849 Arrived Colusi County, July 6, 1850

Ferry boat captain, mail carrier, surveyor, editor, writer, legislator, Surveyor General of the United States, California State Treasurer, irrigationist, friend of man.

On Dec. 18, 1880 posted the first water notice on an oak tree on the west bank of the Sacramento River immediately east of this spot for the diversion of 500,000 miner’s inches of water for the irrigation of lands on the west side of the Sacramento Valley.

Dedicated by Colusi County Historical Society Donated and erected by Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, May 15, 1954

“......thou shalt take of the water of the river and pour it upon the dry land.” Exodus 4:9

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 831

 
Erected 1954 by Colusi County Historical Society. (Marker Number 831.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
William Semple Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
2. William Semple Green Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1864.
 
Location. 39° 47.378′ N, 122° 3.146′ W. Marker is near Hamilton City, California, in Glenn County. Marker is on Road 205. This marker is located at the bend where Road 205 changes names to County Road 4 (Cutler Avenue) and 1st Avenue intersects. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton City CA 95951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Homesite (approx. half a mile away); Gianella Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Swift Adobe (approx. 7.9 miles away); Orland’s Cannons (approx. 7.9 miles away); Papst Flour Mill Site (approx. 8.1 miles away); William B. Ide’s Public Service (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lassen Trail - Lassen Rancho Site (approx. 10 miles away); Western Star Lodge No. 2 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 11 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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