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

Folsom Institute

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, October 4, 2009
1. Folsom Institute Marker
Inscription.
“Education Doth Not A Scholar Make”

Near here was the first and only college ever in Folsom. It lasted two years (1958-60). Then is closed for a lack of students. Folks probably figured they were smart enough (?).
It was a noble try – Too Bad!

Dedicated in honor of this class of ‘60

 
Erected 1970 by New Helvetia Chapter No. 5, E Clampus Vitus, August 6, 1970.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.956′ N, 121° 10.016′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Stafford Street near Natoma Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the western edge of the parking area of Folsom City Park and the Folsom Zoo, under the power lines tower. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Folsom Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant (approx. half a mile away); Folsom City (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported
Folsom Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 4, 2009
2. Folsom Institute Marker
missing); Ashland Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); J. Clifton Toney (approx. ¾ mile away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus (approx. ¾ mile away); Folsom History Museum (approx. ¾ mile away); Wells Fargo and Company (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folsom.
 
Also see . . .  History of Sacramento County, 1880, Thompson & West. These excerpts about Folsom on the Folsom History Museum website, tell of Folsom history from an 1880 publication. (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Folsom Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 4, 2009
3. Folsom Institute Marker
The Folsom City Park and the Folsom Zoo are also the home of several chickens and peacocks which roam freely thoughout the area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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