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

Sacramento Skyline

West Sacramento River Walk

 
 
Sacramento Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2019
1. Sacramento Skyline Marker
Inscription.  Just across the river and county line from West Sacramento is the City of Sacramento, seen here in a 1920s photograph looking east from 4th Street down J Street. California’s capital city, which is also the seat of Sacramento County, has grown from a quaint river town into a thriving metropolis – a government, business, and media center with a lively arts and cultural community. By the time this photo was taken, levees protecting the city had been constructed and development had spread east and south with Alhambra Boulevard and Sutterville Road being the two primary boundaries of the city.
 
Erected by City of West Sacramento.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 35.014′ N, 121° 30.523′ W. Marker is in West Sacramento, California, in Yolo County. Marker can be reached from 2nd Street. Marker is located on
Sacramento Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
2. Sacramento Skyline Marker
the “River Walk” at River Walk Park on the Sacramento River. The park is located at the end of the 600 block of 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Sacramento CA 95605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flood Control (here, next to this marker); Influences on the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Hydraulic Mining (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rivers’ Flow (within shouting distance of this marker); Salmon Cannery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  History of Sacramento. (Submitted on January 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Sacramento Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
3. Sacramento Skyline Marker
Close-Up of Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
4. Close-Up of Photo on Marker
Courtesy of Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, David Joslyn Collection, Circa 1920
View of Sacramento from the Railroad Yard, circa 1906 image. Click for full size.
California State Railroad Museum Library
5. View of Sacramento from the Railroad Yard, circa 1906
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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