Palo Alto in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Homesite of Sarah Wallis
Erected 1986 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, Womens Heritage Museum of Palo Alto, City of Palo Alto. (Marker Number 969.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Susan B. Anthony, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
Location. 37° 24.984′ N, 122° 7.818′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on La Silva Drive 0.2 miles south of Military Way, on the left when traveling south. Nothing remains of the original homesite. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3899 La Silva Drive, Palo Alto CA 94306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juana Briones Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Juana Briones. This is her park. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mayfield Fire Bell (approx. 0.7 miles away); Play Ball! (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Crossroads of Mayfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Town and Gown (approx. 0.9 miles away); J. Pearce Mitchell Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mayfield School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Alto.
Also see . . .
1. Sarah Wallis: A 20th-century life in the 19th century. An article by Steve Staiger of the Palo Alto Historical Association, from a series entitled, “A Look Back”. Originally published on Wednesday Jun 23, 1999. (Submitted on September 30, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Mayfield. A short "Paloaltowiki" article telling the history of Mayfield, which got its name from Mayfield Farm, along with vintage photos of town. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
3. Did President Grant Really Visit?. Blog article discussing the possibility that Grant did not, as listed on the marker, visit. Likely, if he did visit, it was in 1879. But the writer cites a lack of references (newspaper, Grant's writings, or other accounts) to confirm a visit. (Submitted on June 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. women's suffrage
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,938 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on September 25, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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