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

The First Hundred Years are the Hardest

 
 
The First Hundred Years are the Hardest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2010
1. The First Hundred Years are the Hardest Marker
Inscription.  When Sacramento bought steam pumpers the volunteers could not keep their steam? up, so they hired professional firemen. Since March 30, 1872, Sacramento paid firemen have always been the first to respond to any crisis.
New Helvetia Chapter No. 5,
E Clampus Vitus
August 5, 1972

 
Erected 1972 by E Clampus Vitus, New Helvetia Chapter No. 5.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 1975.
 
Location. 38° 34.419′ N, 121° 28.776′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 21st Street south of L Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1215 21st Street, 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. The Dunn Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charlotte Amanda Spears Bass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clara Shortridge Foltz (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church
Restoration plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2010
2. Restoration plaque
Mounted above the main marker is a plaque marking the restoration of the firehouse, reading:
Firehouse No. 3 Restoration
Dedicated August 11, 1990
By
James Simas, Robert Simas, Daniel McAuliffe, and Stephen Cuddy
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lavinia Gertrude Watson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zitkála-Šá (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luella Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Hook, ax, and ladder - detail of north pediment image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2010
3. Hook, ax, and ladder - detail of north pediment
Firehose and shield with "3" - detail of south pediment image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2010
4. Firehose and shield with "3" - detail of south pediment
Fire Station No. 3 (1893) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 13, 2010
5. Fire Station No. 3 (1893)
The marker is visible here, mounted to the right of the leftmost set of white doors.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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