Woodland in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 2005 by Stroll Through History Committee - Woodland Art Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 40.684′ N, 121° 46.378′ W. Marker is in Woodland, California, in Yolo County. Marker is at the intersection of Dead Cat Alley and First Street, on the right when traveling east on Dead Cat Alley. The Marker is mounted on the Dead Cat Alley side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 1st Street, Woodland CA 95695, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland's First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woodland Opera House Main and Second Street 1920’s (about 300 feet away); Original railroad (about 300 feet away); Yolo County Savings Bank (about 500 feet away); Site of Byron Jackson’s First Machine Shop (about 600 feet away); Yolo County War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Krellenberg Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodland.
More about this marker. Joe Scarpa created this marker in 2005 with funds provided by the Stroll Through History Committee as part of the Woodland Art Center Dead Cat Alley Nine Lives Project.
Also see . . . A Brief History of Woodland. In the winter of 1853, Henry Wyckoff settled in a dense grove of oak trees and opened a small store. Soon other businesses located in the area, including a store owned by Major F.S. Freeman. Major Freeman offered free lots to those who would clear the land and build homes. Before long the settlement of Yolo City was established around what is now the central part of Main Street. (Submitted on April 8, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.