West Sacramento in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
West Sacramento River Walk
Hapgood, Hume and Company ran the cannery for 3 years before moving on, founding major cannery operations in the Pacific Northwest. In 1882, 20 canneries worked the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay.
As well as being delivered by land, canned salmon was delivered to various destinations in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas via small boats similar to the one shown in this photo.
Erected by City of West Sacramento.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Events • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 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. First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery (here, next to this marker); The Rivers’ Flow (here, next to this marker); Hydraulic Mining (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Pony Express Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Flood Control (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Skyline (within shouting distance of this marker); Influences on the River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Sacramento.
Regarding Salmon Cannery. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.1040 on October 15, 1966.
Statement of Significance:
From here to the Sacramento River is the approximate site of California’s first Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery in Washington (Broderick), Yolo County, founded by Hapgood, Hume and Company in 1864. This small canning operation was the beginning of the West Coast’s salmon canning industry.
1. National Historical Landmark Designation Withdrawn on July 14, 2004
Although nothing of the original operation remained at the time of designation, a National Historic Landmark plaque commemorated the site of the First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery Site. The company site consisted of a scow anchored on the west bank of the Sacramento River, directly opposite from the City of Sacramento's K Street. It is believed that the brothers resided on a cabin located on the shoreline. During the nineteenth century the barge was lost and numerous floods altered the appearance of the riverbank. The plaque is no longer extant and the riverbank's appearance has changed through the site's development as a park by the City of West Sacramento. Consequently, the site's designation as a National Historic Landmark was withdrawn on July 14, 2004 by the Secretary of the Interior.
— Submitted January 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado
2. Efforts of West Sacramento Project Pride
"West Sacramento Project Pride" is a project of the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. They have currently determined an historical opportunity to mark California's first Salmon Cannery, which was located in West Sacramento and have receive roughly 30% of the funding for this improvement.
UPDATE: On April 1, 2009 a California Registered Historical Landmark plaque was dedicated at this site.
See: Photo #4.
— Submitted March 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Additional keywords. Canneries
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,058 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.