Marysville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
were made possible through the
foresight and enterprise of
W. T. Ellis
This plaque presented in honor of 65 years of
Public service on the 87th birthday of
W.T. Ellis, 3-17-53, by grateful citizens of
the community, and the Marysville-Yuba County
Chamber of Commerce
Erected 1953 by Grateful Citizens and the Marysville-Yuba County Chamber of Commerce, March 17, 1953.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 8.732′ N, 121° 35.38′ W. Marker is in Marysville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on "D" Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marysville CA 95901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Pumps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Yuba County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); José Manuel Ramírez Rosales (approx. 0.4 miles Yuba County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Marysville (approx. half a mile away); Historical Monument of Macy’s (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mission Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Mecklenberg (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
Regarding Ellis Lake. Born in 1866, the son of one of Marysville's first merchants, Ellis became the Mayor of Marysville at the age of 28. Known as the Father of the Marysville Levee System, Ellis' monument is engraved with his admonition; "Always Watch the Tricky Yuba", referring to the Yuba River. Ellis Lake, with its surrounding walk and picnic areas, was named after him.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,966 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.