Marysville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
were made possible through the
foresight and enterprise of
W. T. Ellis
This plaque presented in honor of 65 years of
Public service on the 87th birthday of
W.T. Ellis, 3-17-53, by grateful citizens of
the community, and the Marysville-Yuba County
Chamber of Commerce
Erected 1953 by Grateful Citizens and the Marysville-Yuba County Chamber of Commerce, March 17, 1953.
Location. 39° 8.732′ N, 121° 35.38′ W. Marker is in Marysville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on "D" Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marysville CA 95901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Pumps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Yuba County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); José Manuel Ramírez Rosales (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yuba County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beckwourth Trail – Marysville (approx. half a mile away); Historical Monument of Macy’s Mission Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Mecklenberg (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
Regarding Ellis Lake. Born in 1866, the son of one of Marysville's first merchants, Ellis became the Mayor of Marysville at the age of 28. Known as the Father of the Marysville Levee System, Ellis' monument is engraved with his admonition; "Always Watch the Tricky Yuba", referring to the Yuba River. Ellis Lake, with its surrounding walk and picnic areas, was named after him.
Categories. • 20th Century • Man-Made Features • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,628 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.