West Sacramento in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Yolo County, California
10 March 1965, by his second cousin
Col. Walter Bryte, Jr., U.S. Air Force
Erected 1965 by Col. Walter Bryte, Jr., U.S. Air Force.
Location. 38° 35.715′ N, 121° 32.443′ W. Marker is in West Sacramento, California, in Yolo County. Marker is on Lisbon Avenue west of Yolo Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1548 Lisbon Avenue, West Sacramento CA 95605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yolo County Courthouse (approx. 1˝ miles away); West Capital Raceway (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sacramento Skyline (approx. 1.9 miles away); Flood Control Pony Express Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hydraulic Mining (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans Plaza (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Rivers’ Flow (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Sacramento.
Also see . . . History of West Sacramento. The City of West Sacramento's history. On Bryte: "...One of the area's most well known dairy farmers was Mike Bryte. Bryte came to California in 1849 to try his hand at gold mining. Although he did not make a fortune in gold, he bought a dairy farm in 1853 which was very successful. When the California Steam Navigation Company came to Washington, Bryte used the steamships to carry his dairy products to regional markets. Profits from this allowed Bryte to expand his holdings. By 1879, he owned 1,500 acres of land, raised 150 cows and 100 young stock, and farmed 2,500 acres in Sacramento County. Mike Bryte's status in the community was marked by his election to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and later as sheriff. During the 20th century, Mike Bryte's property was subdivided and became known as the community of Bryte." (Submitted on April 17, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.