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

View Near the M Street Bridge

 
 
View Near the M Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
1. View Near the M Street Bridge Marker
Inscription. Sacramento’s importance during the Gold Rush was as a supply depot for outlying towns in the foothill-mining region. The City’s central location to the northern mining region, combined with reliable year-round river transportation to San Francisco, made it ideal as the commercial service point for the mines.
 
Location. 38° 34.804′ N, 121° 30.439′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Capital Mall. Touch for map. Marker is located near the Capital Mall-Front Street entrance to the River Front Promenade. 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. City Wharf and Warehouses (here, next to this marker); The Tower Bridge (here, next to this marker); Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital (here, next to this marker); The Northern Electric Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker); The River Lines Fleet (a few steps from this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Article on the Side-Wheeler Yosemite
View Near the M Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
2. View Near the M Street Bridge Marker
. See Photo #3. (Submitted on February 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Close-Up of Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
3. Close-Up of Photo on Marker
View looking south from the foot of M Street, circa 1875
A side-wheel steamboat, possibly the Yosemite, is docked. A boxcar sits on the wharf siding and a mainline of the railroad is east of the row of trees. Note: "East" on this description is to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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