Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Young America Engine Co. No. 6
Erected 1933 by Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, City of Sacramento.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1858.
Location. 38° 34.869′ N, 121° 29.576′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 10th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on a base next to the wall of the parking garage located at the corner of “J” and 10th Streets. 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 Old City Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); A. J. Stevens Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sa’ Cumn’e Plaza (about 400 feet away); Williams House (about 600 feet away); Tony's Corner (about 700 feet away); United States Post Office, Courthouse, & Federal Building (about 800 feet away); Bishop Alfonso Gallegos (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First and Second State Capitols at Sacramento (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Sacramento Fire Department. The Sacramento Fire Department began as a volunteer department on February 5, 1850, one year after the City of Sacramento was incorporated. It is the first volunteer fire department in the western United States. On September 15, 1872 Sacramento City formed Engine Companies 1 and 2. Engine 1 was located on 2nd Street between K and L Streets (site of the Fire House Restaurant today), and Engine 2 at 10th Street between I and J Streets (presently marked by a historical plaque). (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Young America Company Cupola. As reported in the Chairman’s Report of March 4, 2009, Pioneer Mutual Hook & Ladder Society
The bell tower sat atop the old volunteer Sacramento Fire Department Young America Company 6, (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. Volunteer Fire Departments
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.