Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1966 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the City and County of Sacramento (April 20, 1966). (Marker Number 812.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, the Pony Express National Historic Trail, and the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 38° 34.986′ N, 121° 30.251′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south. 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. B.F. Hastings Bank Building (here, next to this marker); The Pony Express (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); Vernon-Brannan House New England Seed Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Booth Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lady Adams Building (about 400 feet away); Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
More about this marker. Marker is within the Old Sacramento State Historic Park and a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.812)
There are 19 California Registered Historical Landmarks within the bounderies of the Old Sacramento State Historic Park, of which only three have markers; Old Sacramento, B.F. Hastings Building and the Lady Adams Building
Regarding Old Sacramento. Also see the nearby B.F. Hastings Building and Pony Express Markers
Also see . . .
1. California State Parks - Old Sacramento. (Submitted on September 10, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Old Sacramento. (Submitted on September 10, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Old Sacramento Historic District - National Historic Landmark
Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 12, 1965):
Situated on the lower Sacramento River, Sacramento's river port emerged in 1849-50 after discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Sacramento then became the terminus for the Pony Express, the first transcontinental railroad, and the transcontinental telegraph. A large number of the buildings dating from the 1850s to the 1880s remian in the original business district.
— Submitted September 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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