Walnut Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sacramento River Exploration
E Clampus Vitus
NGH Jesse Salinas
March 3, 2007
Erected 2007 by New Helvetia Chapter #5, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 14.518′ N, 121° 30.821′ W. Marker is in Walnut Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Market Street near Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14157 Market Street, Walnut Grove CA 95690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Charles “Chuck” Tison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delta Transmission Towers/Delta Cross Channel Gates (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walnut Grove, Est. 1850/Locke, Est. 1915 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Locke Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); 66 Main Street (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bing Kong Tong Society Building (approx. 7½ miles away); Isleton’s Historic Old Town (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hotel Del Rio and Casino (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Grove.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the Tony's Place Restaurant building that sits at the intersection of Market and Bridge Streets.
Regarding Sacramento River Exploration. From Sacramento History On-Line's Timeline: (http://www.sacramentohistory.org/resources_timeline.html)
1808 - Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga and Spanish soldiers from Mission San Jose are the first Europeans to enter the Sacramento Valley. They discover the two rivers (the Sacramento and American) which they name the "Jesus Maria" and the "Sacramento."
Also see . . .
1. Grave Site Photo of Captain Don Luis Arguello. This burial site is located at the Mission Dolores Cemetery at Mission Dolores. This cemetery is the only remaining cemetery within the city limits of San Francisco. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Pedro Fages. Military Governor of Alta California from 1770-1774 and again 1782 (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Fray Juan Crespi. This Find-A-Grave post shows his burial site at the Mission Carmel as well as giving a short biography with emphasis on his contributions to early California history. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,481 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.