Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Quarried at Folsom, these stone blocks were usually basalt or granite, and after 1854 were delivered to the Sacramento waterfront by the Sacramento Valley Railroad. This was a significant resource producing freight for the railroad and soon became known as “Folsom Potatoes.”
Remnants of these stones can be found in Sacramento and San Francisco streets as well as other cities along the West Coast.
The base of this very monument is made from some of these old cobblestones.
Location. 38° 34.805′ N, 121° 30.428′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Capital Mall and Front Street. Marker is located at the American Merchant Marines Monument, at the entrance to the River Front Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (here, next to this marker); The United States Merchant Marine (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942 (here, next to this marker); Merchant Marine Monument (here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 (here, next to this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,833 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.