Yuba City in Sutter County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sam Brannan Park
Dedicated to Sam Brannan, founder of Yuba City, a California pioneer and original ‘49er. Born Saco, Maine, March 2, 1819; died Escondido, California May 14, 1889. Led 238 Mormons in ship Brooklyn around Cape Horn to Yerba Buena Cove (now San Francisco) arriving July 31, 1846. Purchased 2500 acres on west bank of Feather River from Capt. John Sutter July 27, 1849; Surveyed and laid out townsite of Yuba City Sept. 16, 1849. Brannan was California’s first millionaire, one of chief financiers of Central Pacific Railroad and founder of California’s first successful commercial bank. Plaques presented by Sam Brannan Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, Riley W. Young, Nobel Grand Humbug. Dedicated by Clampatriot Richard M. Rhodes, Mayor of Yuba City
William Bull Meek-William Morris Stewart
Chapter No.10, Nevada City
In conjunction with
Sam Brannan Chapter No. 1004, Napa
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1963 by Sam Brannan No.1004 and Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart No.10, E Clampus
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 2, 1819.
Location. 39° 8.205′ N, 121° 37.83′ W. Marker is in Yuba City, California, in Sutter County. Marker can be reached from Gray Avenue half a mile south of Colusa Highway (California Highway 20). Marker is at the entrance to Sam Brannon Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 808 Gray Avenue, Yuba City CA 95991, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sutter County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mosburg Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Teegarden House (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Masonic Temple Corner Stone (approx. 1.3 miles away); Yuba County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Marysville (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Yuba County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuba City.
More about this marker. Chapter Ten was “protector” of Sutter County while Sam Brannan Chapter was undergoing revival in the early 1970’s. Sam Brannan Park underwent major reconstruction in the mid 80s, which resulted in the monument bearing the original plaque to be removed and replaced. A joint rededication was held with the Sam Brannan Chapter, as the park is in Meek-Stewart’s territory, but was originally in the “Old” Sam Brannan Chapter’s territory.
Courtesy of ECV Chapter 10
Regarding Sam Brannan Park. In addition to being one of the founders of Yuba City, Brannan founded Calistoga and the Napa Valley Railroad in the Napa Valley and built the Cliff
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Brannen. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Sam Brannan in California. On May 12, 1848 Brannan ran up and down the streets of San Francisco with a bottle of gold dust in his hand, shouting, "Gold! Gold! Gold from the American River!” (Submitted on February 7, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. 4. submitted on February 7, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5. submitted on April 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 6. submitted on December 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.