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Site of First California State Fair

 
 
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By Karen Key, October 18, 2006
1. Site of First California State Fair Marker
Inscription.  California’s first state fair was held on this site on October 4, 1854. Sponsored by the California State Agricultural Society, the exhibition of “horses, cattle, mules and other stock, and agricultural, mechanical and domestic manufacture and productions” promoted the new state’s growing agricultural industry. A different city held the fair each year, until Sacramento became the permanent location in 1861.
 
Erected 1973 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 861.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1908.
 
Location. 37° 47.458′ N, 122° 24.08′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Bush Street east of Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling west. The
Site of First California State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 18, 2006
2. Site of First California State Fair Marker
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marker is located in the middle of the block, next to the parking entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Bush Street, San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Chamber of Commerce Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Alexander Leidesdorff (about 400 feet away); “The Orient Building” (about 400 feet away); Liberty Bell Slot Machine (about 600 feet away); San Francisco Bay Shore Line Marker (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,993 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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