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

Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California

 
 
Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
1. Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California Marker
Inscription. In 1908 Elk Grove acquired through the efforts of Miss Harriet G. Eddy, then principal of Elk Grove Union High School, the first county free library branch in California. Subsequently, California's county free library branch system has become one of the most outstanding in America.
 
Erected 1967 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Elk Grove Parlor No.41, N.S.G.W. and Liberty Parlor No.213 N.D.G.W. September 9, 1967. (Marker Number 817.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.545′ N, 121° 21.688′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the wall of the Elk Grove Grange No.86 Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9125 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA 95624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hasman Building/General Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rhoads School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder
Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
2. Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Elk Grove (approx. 1.3 miles away); Murphy’s Corral (approx. 2.4 miles away); Riot on the Cosumnes (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Grove.
 
Regarding Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 817 on June 1, 1967.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationLandmarksNotable Places
 
El Grove Grange No. 86 Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
3. El Grove Grange No. 86 Building
California Historical Landmark Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
4. California Historical Landmark Directional Sign
Located on East Stockton Boulevard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,773 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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