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

James G. Eddy

April 7, 1881 - June 5, 1964

 
 
James G. Eddy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, July 17, 2017
1. James G. Eddy Marker
Inscription. Whose deep concern for the conservation and improvement of our forests led him to establish the Eddy Tree Breeding Station on this site in 1925. His own effort and funds created this oldest forest genetics research institution in the Western Hemisphere. The name was changed to the Institute of Forest Genetics in 1932. In 1935 it was deeded to the people of the United States. Businessman, scientist, conservationist, and a true pioneer, his foresight and generous effort advanced the science of forest genetics many years and helped to conserve the supply of forest products for the future.
 
Erected 1964 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 44.384′ N, 120° 44.538′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Carson Road 0.3 miles east of Union Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2480-2500 Carson Road, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Smith Flat House (approx. ĺ mile away); Boeger Winery (approx. 1.8 miles
Eddy Arboretum image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, July 17, 2017
2. Eddy Arboretum
Marker can be seen on the monument through the archway.
away); Swift Berry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Druid Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Upper Central House (approx. 3 miles away); J. Wonderly House / N.C. Fassett Groceries & Provisions / Burn & McBride / Lofty Louís Yarn Shop (approx. 3 miles away); John Mohler Studebaker (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the Eddy Arboretum, on the grounds of the Institute of Forest Genetics, near the main office building. It is accessible only during business hours Monday through Friday.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine
 
The Institute of Forest Genetics image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, July 17, 2017
3. The Institute of Forest Genetics
National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Christeson, July 17, 2017
4. National Register of Historic Places Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California.   4. submitted on July 23, 2017, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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