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

Boon-Dox Botel

 
 
Boon-Dox Botel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 6, 2020
1. Boon-Dox Botel Marker
Inscription.  The Boon-Dox is a restoration of the original "Walnut Grove Hotel,” built by Alex Brown in 1868. The original bar was built in the early 1800's and shipped around the Horn and installed in a brothel in San Francisco and later moved to the original hotel in 1868, then into this hotel structure in 1916. The name Boon-Dox is from Boon - Webster dictionary - jovial - fun loving. Dox - meaning place: hence, place of fun.

Artist: Marty Stanley

Commissioned by: Joe Enos and Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Agency

Special thanks: County Supervisor - 5th District, Don Nottoli

Dedicated to: Walnut Grove Fire Department and law enforcement agencies

Special dedication: future generations

Grandchildren: Patrick Benson, Andrew Enos and Brianne Enos

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 14.574′ N, 121° 30.793′ W. Marker is in Walnut Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on River Road (County Route E13), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map

Boon-Dox Botel Mural and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 6, 2020
2. Boon-Dox Botel Mural and Marker
The "botel" is depicted in the upper left quadrant of the mural.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14137 River Road, Walnut Grove CA 95690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento River Exploration (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delta Transmission Towers/Delta Cross Channel Gates (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles “Chuck” Tison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walnut Grove, Est. 1850/Locke, Est. 1915 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Locke (approx. half a mile away); Locke, California (approx. half a mile away); Locke / 樂居镇 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Locke Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Grove.
 
Boon-Dox Botel Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 6, 2020
3. Boon-Dox Botel Marker - wide view
Walnut Grove Hotel image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the California State Library, circa 1935
4. Walnut Grove Hotel
<i>Boom-Dox Botel, Walnut Grove, Calif.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Delta Postcard (courtesy of the Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library), 1961
5. Boom-Dox Botel, Walnut Grove, Calif.
"...The hotel was formerly known as the Walnut Grove Hotel before being remodeled into the Boon Dox Botel in 1961. The hotel was burned down in 1969 and never rebuilt...."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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