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

Tony's Corner

 
 
Tony's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 5, 2010
1. Tony's Corner Marker
Inscription.  
Anthony J. "Tony" Monti sold newspapers on this corner for 35 years. He lost a leg in an accident early in life and sold newspapers here day and night to support his mother and sister. All of the Governors of the State of California from 1915 to 1950 were Tony's customers. He retired in 1950 and until his death in 1974 he made daily visits to sick and elderly persons in all of the hospitals in Sacramento. Tony was a dedicated Eagle Lodge member. He was Sacramento's most famous newsboy.

This plaque placed is placed in memory of
Tony Monti
By Sacramento Aerie No. 9
Fraternal Order of Eagles
 
Erected by Sacramento Aerie No. 9, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
 
Location. 38° 34.76′ N, 121° 29.641′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 10th Street near K Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bishop Alfonso Gallegos (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A. J. Stevens Monument
Tony's Corner at 10th and K image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 5, 2010
2. Tony's Corner at 10th and K
The marker is located on the corner of 10th and K Streets, on the 10th Street side. Directly below the marker for Tony's corner is a smaller memorial plaque for another newspaper sell, Charles Scheel.
(about 500 feet away); Old City Plaza (about 600 feet away); Young America Engine Co. No. 6 (about 700 feet away); Pinus Pinea (about 800 feet away); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (about 800 feet away); California Mexican-American War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); California’s Historic Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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