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New England Seed Store

 
 
New England Seed Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
1. New England Seed Store Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the store of James L. L. Warren, an influential center of agriculture during the Gold Rush. Here at the New England Seed Store, the camellia was first introduced into California in February, 1852

Camellia
Official Flower of the City and County of Sacramento
 
Erected 1989 by State Department of Parks and Recreation (June 1989).
 
Location. 38° 35.008′ N, 121° 30.291′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of "J" Street and Commonwealth Avenue when traveling west on "J" Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Booth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sacramento (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Lady Adams Building
New England Seed Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
2. New England Seed Store Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1854 City Hall and Waterworks (about 500 feet away); Freight on the Move (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding New England Seed Store. The City of Sacramento has long been known as the home of the flowering camellia, with thousands of specimens beautifying the city in practically every section. This beautiful flower thrives more successfully and blooms more profusely in California's Capital City than in any other place in the United States. Historically, the camellia is thought to have been discovered as a gardening source in China around 2,000 years ago.

Camellias were first introduced to California in the 1850s and have become a Sacramento tradition. The Camellia Grove, located at the State Capital, pays tribute to the pioneers who shaped the state. The camellia was designated as the official flower of the City of Sacramento by Ordinance No.2269, Fourth Series adopted February 16, 1961
Source: City of Sacramento Official Web Site
 
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Close Up of Art Work on Photo image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
3. Close Up of Art Work on Photo
Site of the New England Seed Store image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 14, 2005
4. Site of the New England Seed Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,851 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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