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Rancho Murieta in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sheldon Grist Mill

 
 
Sheldon Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
1. Sheldon Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Grist Mill built by Jared Dixon (Joaquin) Sheldon 1846-47 on Omochumnes Rancho, granted to him by Mexican Government 1843. Sheldon born Vermont January 8, 1813, came to California 1832. Sheldon shot July 11, 1851, by miners in quarrel over dam he built which flooded miners’ claims.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Liberty Parlor No. 213 Native Daughters and Elk Grove Parlor No. 41 Native Sons of the Golden West. Dedicated May 8, 1949.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 439

Plaque replaced by Liberty Parlor No. 213, Native Daughters of the Golden West, September 26, 1997.
 
Erected 1949. (Marker Number 439.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1874.
 
Location. 38° 29.782′ N, 121° 11.838′ 
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W. Marker is in Rancho Murieta, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Meiss Road near Highway 16. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12700 Meiss Rd Sacramento, Sloughhouse CA 95683, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sloughhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Rhoads (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jared D. Sheldon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vernal Pool Grassland (approx. 4.3 miles away); Welcome to Mather Lake (approx. 5.3 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mather Air Force Base Navigators Monument (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sheldon Grist Mill - Sloughhouse, California. Travels and Wanderings website entry (Submitted on July 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Sheldon Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
2. Sheldon Grist Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,559 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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