“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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


Florin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
1. Florin Marker
Inscription.  Florin community established in 1875 by Sugden and Johnson, named by E.B. Crocker. Rail service started in 1875 for shipping of Tokay grapes and strawberries. James Rutter planted the first Tokay grapes in California on his ranch. Strawberries played a major role in Florin history.

In 1897 Frasinetti Winery was established. It is the oldest original family operated winery in Northern California.
Erected 1985 by Native Sons of the Golden West Elk Grove Parlor No. 41, Native Daughters of the Golden West Liberty Parlor No. 213.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 38° 29.781′ N, 121° 23.749′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of McComber Street and Florin Road, on the right when traveling north on McComber Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7145 McComber Street, Sacramento CA 95828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frasinetti’s Winery (approx. half a mile away); James Rutter (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Guy West Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away);

Florin Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
2. Florin Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here mounted to the front of the Florin Historical Society building.
Five Mile Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); "Hoboken and This is No Jokin" (approx. 5.2 miles away); You Are Remembered – Rest In Peace (approx. 5.4 miles away); Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Joseph H. McKinney (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .  History (Florin Historical Society). (Submitted on December 12, 2020.)
Main Street, Florin image. Click for full size.
Dorothea Lange (courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library), May 11, 1942
3. Main Street, Florin
Caption of back of photo reads: "Main street of this small town in the center of the strawberry and grape-producing area. Most of the population of this section is of residents of Japanese ancestry who will be evacuated in two days to assembly centers where they will await transfer to War Relocation Authority Centers to spend the duration."
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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