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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Druid Monument

 
 
The Druid Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
1. The Druid Monument Inscription
Inscription.  
The Druids of California
Erected
This Memorial
to
Frederick Sieg
Who Instituted
the Order
in this State
A. D. 1859
Presented to the City of Placerville
Sept. 5, 1926

 
Erected 1926 by The Druids of California.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 43.719′ N, 120° 47.764′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Cedar Ravine Road, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Placerville CA 95667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper Central House (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Wonderly House / N.C. Fassett Groceries & Provisions / Burn & McBride / Lofty Lou’s Yarn Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mohler Studebaker (about 500 feet away,
The Druid Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
2. The Druid Monument
measured in a direct line); Methodist Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); The Old Vet’s Building (about 700 feet away); Fountain and Tallman Soda Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Placerville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Maul (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Additional comments.
1. Actual Year of Institution
I am the current Noble Grand Arch of U.A.O.D. Our historian has researched the history and has confirmed the date of institution as May 7th 1860. The monument reads 1859, but no changes are planned to correct the inscription.
FYI, Respectfully Richard C. Martin NGA Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted February 26, 2009, by Richard C. Martin of Sonoma, Ca..
 
The Druid Monument image. Click for full size.
By Stephanie Carlson, June 27, 2009
3. The Druid Monument
The Back View if the Druid Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
4. The Back View if the Druid Monument
Druid Emblem image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 18, 2008
5. Druid Emblem
Druid emblem on the southern side of the monument. There is a twin on the northern side of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 3,679 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on February 25, 2009, by Richard C. Martin of Sonoma, Ca.. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Stephanie Carlson of Placerville, United States.   4, 5. submitted on October 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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