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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Swift Berry

“Mr. Clamper”

 
 
Swift Berry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 20, 2009
1. Swift Berry Marker
Inscription.  
Born Nebraska 1887. Educated Biltmore Forest School, North Carolina. Began career 1908 in California with U.S.F.S.

Major U.S. Army A.E.F. 1917 – 1919
General Manager
Michigan California Lumber Co. 1925 – 1949
California State Senator 1952 – 1960
We salute our esteemed Clampatriarch and Clamproctor,
Historian, Forester, Banker and Tireless Civic Leader
A "Man to Match Our Mountains"

 
Erected 1962 by The James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49, Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 43.866′ N, 120° 47.372′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on
Swift Berry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 20, 2009
2. Swift Berry Marker
Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the front of a small parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1160 Broadway, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Druid Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Upper Central House (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. Wonderly House / N.C. Fassett Groceries & Provisions / Burn & McBride / Lofty Lou’s Yarn Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Mohler Studebaker (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Vet’s Building (approx. half a mile away); Fountain and Tallman Soda Works (approx. half a mile away); Placerville (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Swift Berry image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, May 9, 1954
3. Swift Berry
Picture of Swift Berry taken at the dedication of the Hornitos Jail marker in 1954.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,759 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.
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