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

Hotel Del Rio and Casino

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, December 23, 2009
1. Hotel Del Rio and Casino Marker
Inscription.  This hotel, the oldest operating in Isleton, opened in 1949. During construction it was discovered that his site was an old Indian burial ground. Manuel Valine was the first owner of this building that operated as a casino. Soon after the grand opening, gambling was outlawed in California and several raids occurred. During one of these raids the slot machines were thrown into the Sacramento River by the Sheriff’s Dept. They were soon retrieved by Valine and some divers. It was during the following raid that the machines met their demise by sledgehammers.
Dedicated on the 10th Anniversary
of the New Helvetia Chapter #5 Isleton Doins
March 5, 2005
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2005 by New Helvetia Chapter #5, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1818.
 
Location. 38° 9.737′ N, 121° 36.652′ W. Marker is in
Hotel Del Rio and Casino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 23, 2009
2. Hotel Del Rio and Casino Marker
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Isleton, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Second Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Second Street, Isleton CA 95641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isleton’s Historic Old Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bing Kong Tong Society Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mei Wah Building (approx. ¼ mile away); K. Nakano Co. Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); 66 Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rio Vista Waterfront Warehouses (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pony Express River Steamer “New World” (approx. 4.3 miles away); Humphrey the Humpback Whale (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Isleton.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the front of the building.
 
Regarding Hotel Del Rio and Casino. Unfortunately, the hotel is now closed.
 
Also see . . .  The Spam Contest. The Isleton Chamber of Commerce tells about the Spam Contest:
During the floods of 1996, Isleton, families who were displaced by the floods were offered shelter by Ralph and Charli Hand, owners of the Hotel Del Rio. When people visited their homes, they remarked that the labels on the Spam cans were the only labels that survived. Charli decided to make some fun of it and the Spam Contest was created. (Submitted on December 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
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Hotel Del Rio and Casino image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 23, 2009
3. Hotel Del Rio and Casino
Casinos
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,332 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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