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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John Sutter Landing

 
 
John Sutter Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
1. John Sutter Landing Marker
Inscription.  On the south bank of the American River near this spot General John A. Sutter landed August 12, 1839 and founded New Helvetia which is now Sacramento City. Also on this river in the mill race at Coloma fifty miles east of here on January 24, 1848 gold was discovered by James W. Marshall an employee of General Sutter. This monument is erected to commemorate these important historical events
 
Erected 1939 by Native Daughters of the Golden West parlors: Califia #22, La Bandera #110, Sutter #111, Coloma #212 * Rio Rito #253 and Native Sons of the Golden West Parlors: Sacramento #3, Sunset #26 & Sutter Fort #241.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 12, 1839.
 
Location. 38° 35.932′ N, 121° 30.311′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of
John Sutter Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
2. John Sutter Landing Marker
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Jibboom Street and Jedediah Smith Recreation Trail, on the right when traveling north on Jibboom Street. Marker is located at the southern approach to the “green bridge” at Discovery Park on the American River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlement (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Township of Washington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yolo County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Prisoner of the River (approx. one mile away); 1854 Flagpole (approx. one mile away); 1854 City Hall and Waterworks (approx. one mile away); Sacramento's Original Level (approx. one mile away); Sacramento's Early Waterfront (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding John Sutter Landing. See all other "John Sutter" markers in the Sacramento area for additional information.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Augustus Sutter 1803 – 1880. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. The Discovery of Gold in California by John A. Sutter. (Submitted on January 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
American River image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
3. American River
Below the Bridge and Marker
John Augustus Sutter image. Click for full size.
By Sutter's Fort SHP
4. John Augustus Sutter
Natives Will Honor Pioneer Sutter image. Click for full size.
By James King
5. Natives Will Honor Pioneer Sutter
Newsletter article about the marker and the dedication celebration.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,476 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on May 27, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.

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