Citrus Heights in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Rusch Home
Fred and Julia Volle came across the plains by covered wagon in 1853. Before settling in Citrus Heights, they owned a small place on L Street in Sacramento which became part of the State Capitol grounds. Of their eleven children, ten were raised or lived out their lives at this site. Their daughter Louisa died shortly after giving birth to Fred Rusch in 1881. Both Fred and his older sister Julia were then raised by their maternal grandparents and namesakes, Fred and Julia Volle.
In 1888 when Fred was seven years old, his grandfather died. By the time he was fifteen years old, Fred was managing the 480-acre ranch, noted for its large wheat acreage and fine draft horses. Julia managed the home. The present Rusch home was completed after the former Volle home burned in 1914.
Fred and Julia Rusch inherited the ranch when their grandmother died in 1916. In 1950 they made the original bequest of 15 acres of what is now Rusch Park, thus leading to the creation of the Sunrise Recreation and Park District. The District is indebted to them
Erected by City of Citrus Heights, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
Location. 38° 42.509′ N, 121° 17.966′ W. Marker is in Citrus Heights, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Rusch Road east of Rosewood Drive. The marker is located at the rear of the home at the parking area for Rusch Park which is accessible from Rusch Road. The front of the house faces Antelope Road with the address of 7301 Antelope Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Citrus Heights CA 95621, 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. Sylvan Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Sylvan School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Citrus Heights Community Club (approx. 1.3 miles away); San Juan High School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roseville Junction Monument (approx. 2½ miles away); Roseville - Placer County Vietnam Memorial Benito Juarez (approx. 2.6 miles away); Haman House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Citrus Heights.
Also see . . . City of Citrus Heights. The Rusch House has been designated a City of Citrus Heights Historical Landmark. (Submitted on August 24, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.