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Sacramento Turn Verein

 
 
Sacramento Turn Verein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
1. Sacramento Turn Verein Marker
Inscription.  

In 1854 Sacramento was prospering notably in spite of the floods, fires and epidemics that had besieged her. German-born citizens and men of German ancestry decided to organize a “Turn Verein”, as was the custom in their homeland. They circulated a proclamation and assembled on June 2, 1854 to establish the Sacramento Turn Verein.

In 1859 the Sacramento Turn Verein purchased a piece of property on K Street between 9th and 10th Streets where the first Turn Verein Hall was built that same year. Many unforgettable events, including gymnastic tournaments and singing festivals were held in this hall. The present Turn Verein Hall was built in 1925 and is located at 3349 J Street.

On March 16, 1883 the Sacramento Turn Verein purchased this cemetery plot for $150.00 as a permanent resting place for deceased Turners. Several individuals buried here died before plot was purchased and were moved here later.

The members of the Sacramento Turn Verein are proud of the many contributions Californians of German ancestry have made to the Sacramento community.
"Ruhe Im Frieden"

 
Location.
Sacramento Turn Verein Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2019
2. Sacramento Turn Verein Marker
The marker appears to have been replaced at some point, however the text has not been changed.
38° 33.725′ N, 121° 30.002′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodora Tiffee Purkitt, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862) (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bigler (within shouting distance of this marker); Luella Buckminster-Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Masonic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Odd Fellows Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Veteran of Foreign Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The G.A.R. Memorial Plot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
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Sacramento Turn Verein Marker and Plot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
3. Sacramento Turn Verein Marker and Plot
Sacramento Turn Verein Monument Next to Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
4. Sacramento Turn Verein Monument Next to Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,842 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on July 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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