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

Flags over California in 1870

 
 
Flags over California in 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2017
1. Flags over California in 1870 Marker
Inscription. In 1870, the year in which the Groezinger Winery (now Vintage 1870) was built, these flags: the California Bear flag (note how much more primitive in design it is in contrast with the present day version) and the American flag (then with 37 stars) flew over California.
This American flag with 37 stars became the official flag in 1867 following the admission of Nebraska as a state and was replaced as the official flag on July 4, 1877 in celebration of Colorado's statehood (actually achieved the year before). During this period Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes served as U.S. Presidents.
 
Erected by probably Vintage 1870.
 
Location. 38° 24.12′ N, 122° 21.72′ W. Marker is in Yountville, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street near Yount Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6525 Washington Street, Yountville CA 94599, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Groezinger Winery (a few steps from this marker); Map of Groezinger's Addition (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yountville Community Hall
Flags over California in 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2017
2. Flags over California in 1870 Marker
(about 400 feet away); George Yount's Millstones (about 400 feet away); Yountville (about 600 feet away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Home of California (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pioneer Christian Church Bell (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yountville.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the base of the flagpole in front of the Groezinger Wine Cellar.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of the California Bear Flag - Bear Flag Museum. At some point between dawn on June 14 and noon on June 17, 1846, the remaining men at Sonoma created a flag to stand for their insurgency. The exact timing of the creation is not clear from the documentary records. The flag that was created was a white field with a red stripe at the bottom edge, with a star in the upper left ("hoist") corner and a grizzly bear. (Submitted on May 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Government
 
The 37-star U.S. Flag image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. The 37-star U.S. Flag
1846 California Bear Flag image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. 1846 California Bear Flag
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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