Calistoga in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Calistoga Sam Brannan Center
The complex, named for Sam Brannan, Calistoga’s original entrepreneur, will preserve and perpetuate the rich heritage of this area for future generations.
Sam Brannan Chapter No.1004
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1978 by Sam Brannan Chapter No.1004, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 685.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
Location. 38° 34.734′ N, 122° 34.835′ W. Marker is in Calistoga, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street. Marker is located between the Sam Brannan Cottage and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1311 Washington Street, Calistoga CA 94515, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calistoga City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount View Hotel (about 600 feet away); Calistoga Depot (about 700 feet away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oat Hill Mine Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Faithful Steam Well (approx. 1.7 miles away); Schramsberg (approx. 3.2 miles away); Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calistoga.
Regarding Calistoga Sam Brannan Center. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.685 on July 31,1959.
Statement of Significance:
Sam Brannan arrived in Napa Valley in the late 1850s with the dream of making it the 'Saratoga of California.' In 1866 cottages were built and palm trees planted in preparation for the grand opening of the resort. This is the only cottage still standing.
Also see . . . The Sharpsteen Museum. Site of the Sam Brannan Cottage (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Rich Chance was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was erected. Plaque wording by Edward D. Hawkins.
— Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,591 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 2. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.