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

Rumsey

 
 
Rumsey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2011
1. Rumsey Marker
Inscription. The town of Rumsey was founded in 1887 by the Vaca Valley & Clear Lake Railroad Co. and was named after pioneer landowner Capt. DeWitt C. Rumsey. This spot is the site of Rumsey Hall. Built in 1906 and known for its remarkable 1910 murals, it is the centerpiece of the community, and the only functioning meeting hall on Hwy. 16 west of Woodland.

Dedicated May 11, 2002
E Clampus Vitus
New Helvetia Chapter No. 5

 
Erected 2002 by E Clampus Vitus, New Helvetia Chapter No. 5.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.296′ N, 122° 14.248′ W. Marker is in Rumsey, California, in Yolo County. Marker is at the intersection of Manzanita Street and California Highway 16, on the right when traveling north on Manzanita Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rumsey CA 95679, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arbuckle (approx. 13.2 miles away); The Capay-Langville School (approx. 16.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rumsey Town Hall - History. The Rumsey Improvement Association's
Rumsey Hall (1903) and marker (on the rock to the right of the entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2011
2. Rumsey Hall (1903) and marker (on the rock to the right of the entrance)
The sign above the entrance (from the old Rumsey rail depot) indicates that Rumsey is 425 feet above sea level, and 110.4 miles to San Francisco. Rumsey Hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was restored by the Rumsey Improvement Association over 1995-2008. Rumsey has a population of approximately 50 persons.
page for the Hall, providing a description and history. (Submitted on February 27, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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