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Sara Plummer Lemmon

19th Amendment Outdoor Museum

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
1. Sara Plummer Lemmon Marker
Inscription.  A Californian botanist and botanical artist, Mount Lemmon in Arizona is named for her, as she was the first white woman to ascend it. She was responsible for the designation of the golden poppy as the state flower of California, in 1903. A number of plants are also named in her honor, including the new genus, Plummera. In addition, Mrs. Lemmon served for three years as a chairperson of the committee on forestry for the California Federation of Women's Clubs and was an active member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and Woman's Suffrage League.
 
Erected 2020 by Maren Conrad.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.537′ N, 121° 28.901′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 19th Street near K Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naomi Anderson (here, next to this marker); Gertrude Weil (here, next to this marker); Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez (here, next to this marker); Juno Frankie Seay Pierce (a few steps from this marker); Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (a few steps from this marker); Laura de Force Gordon (a few steps from this marker); Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Margaret 'Mike' Chung (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This is one of nineteen markers erected in 2020 as part of the "I Vote" project, honoring suffragettes and their work, and thus forming the 19th Amendment Outdoor Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sara Plummer Lemmon (Wikipedia). "Sara Allen Plummer (September 3, 1836 – January 15, 1923) was an American botanist and the wife of California botanist John Gill Lemmon. Mount Lemmon in Arizona is named for her, as she was the first white woman to ascend it. She was responsible for the designation of the golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica) as the state flower of California, in 1903. A number of plants are also named in her honor, including the new genus Plummera (now placed as a subgenus within Hymenoxys), described by Harvard University botanist Asa Gray in 1882." (Submitted on April 21, 2021.) 

2. Women In Science: California Botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon (WomenHistoryBlog.com). "After marrying botanist and Civil War veteran John Lemmon, Sara sold her
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library in Santa Barbara, California and traveled to Arizona for their honeymoon. Before returning home to California, Sara discovered and cataloged for the first time a variety of species native to the mountains and surrounding areas." (Submitted on April 21, 2021.) 

3. Sara Plummer Lemmon (Oakland Wiki). (Submitted on April 21, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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