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

Robert Fulton

(1765-1815, Pennsylvania)

 
 
Robert Fulton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
1. Robert Fulton Marker
Inscription.  Fulton is responsible for improvements to steamboat design that allowed him to build and navigate the first steamboat in 1807.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 35.772′ N, 121° 24.078′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Arden Way on Fulton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento CA 95825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Hoboken and This is No Jokin" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dr. Alister MacKenzie (approx. 2.6 miles away); Michael “Mac” McDonagh (approx. 2.6 miles away); Anthony J. “Tom” LoPresti (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ken Morton, Sr. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Frank C. Freer (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 2.6 miles away); Five Mile Station (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. The marker (in duplicate) is mounted to two low brick monuments that flank a cement wall bearing Fulton's name. This setup is replicated across the street on the other side of Fulton Street (forming a gateway of sorts), thus yielding four copies of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Fulton (Wikipedia)
Robert Fulton Marker - wide view, looking NE across Arden Way image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
2. Robert Fulton Marker - wide view, looking NE across Arden Way
. "Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 25, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing a commercially successful steamboat; the first was called North River Steamboat (later Clermont). In 1807 that steamboat traveled on the Hudson River with passengers, from New York City to Albany and back again, a round trip of 300 miles (480 km), in 62 hours. The success of his steamboat changed river traffic and trade on major American rivers." (Submitted on December 12, 2020.) 
 
Robert Fulton plaque on cement wall between the two copies of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
3. Robert Fulton plaque on cement wall between the two copies of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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