Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery
Laid to rest between
1849 and 1912 by the
County of Sacramento at
New Helvetia Cemetery
Dedicated by the
Board of Supervisors
Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission
Erected 2003 by Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission.
Location. 38° 33.624′ N, 121° 27.165′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 43rd Street and Folsom Boulevard on 43rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Southeast corner of the New Helvetia Re-internment section of the East Lawn Memorial Park. The section is located near the Southwest corner of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95819, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. You Are Remembered – Rest In Peace (a few steps from this marker); Joseph H. McKinney (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Benjamin F. Pendery (a few steps from this marker); Daniel Blue (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Albert M. Winn (approx. 1.2 miles away); General John A. Sutter (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . . Lest They Be Forgotten – Again. Brochure published by the Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission with support from East Lawn Memorial Park, giving the history of New Helvetia Cemetery and the relocating of remains. (Submitted on May 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. Flat Grave Markers
In 1916 New Helvetia Cemetery was converted to a park. Most of the monuments were removed and replaced with flat grave markers. In 1955-56 all remains were removed to prepare for the building of Sutter Middle School on the site. These grave markers made their way into resident’s backyards and driveways to be used as pavers. There is an asserted effort being made to recover these markers and to place them at the cemetery where the person was re-interred.
— Submitted May 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
2. News Account of the Washoe Explosion Written by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
See Photo #5 :
Published in the San Francisco Daily Morning Call on September 7, 1864.
"We compile an account of this terrible disaster from dispatches published in the evening papers. The explosion of the boilers of the Washoe took place at ten o'clock, at a point just above the Hog's Back, about ten miles above Rio Vista, on her up-trip on Monday night. One of the boilers collapsed a flue, and, it is said, made a clean sweep aft, going overboard through the stern of the boat. The cause of this dreadful calamity, according to D. M. Anderson, the engineer, (who died at the Sacramento hospital just after he made the statement,) was rotten iron in the boiler. At the time of the explosion there were one hundred and twenty-five pounds pressure on the boiler, with two cocks of solid water. The engine was high pressure. The upper works of the boat aft were completely shattered, some portions of them, with the state rooms being blown overboard. The boat had passed the Hog's Back about four or five minutes before
— Submitted May 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Categories. • 20th Century • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,848 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 8. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 9. submitted on January 7, 2011, by Susan Hofmeister O'Brien of Sag Harbor, New York.