Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sisters of Mercy
In those early days, the Sisters purchased land in the heart of the city to build a school. Passage of the “Capital Bill”, in 1860 resulted in the sale of that property to the State for its original price of $4,850. This is now the site of the State Capital Building.
The Sisters of Mercy have made significant contributions to the history and progress of the State of California. Their mission to care for the sick, the poor, the elderly and the uneducated continues today throughout the world.
Erected 1986 by The Mercy Foundation, December 12, 1986.
Location. 38° 34.616′ N, 121° 29.572′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker and Monument are located on the grounds of the State Capital Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th and L Streets, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Sisters of Mercy ( here, next to this marker); Pinus Pinea ( within shouting distance of this California State Capitol ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Symbol Yields To Time ( about 300 feet away); USS California Bell Memorial ( about 400 feet away); Thomas Starr King ( about 400 feet away); Kenneth L. Maddy ( about 400 feet away); Pioneer Camellia Grove ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Regarding Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters of Mercy arrived in San Francisco on
December 8, 1854, to respond to the city’s greatest needs: the
untended sick, the destitute, abused women, orphaned children,
and the uneducated. Known as “walking nuns,” they visited
shanties and county hospitals and were the first females to visit a
state penitentiary, San Quentin prison.
Also see . . .
1. SCR No. 99—Relative to honoring the Sisters of Mercy. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. History of the Sisters of Mercy in the Americas. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,894 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.