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Near Ione in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ione's Annual Picnic

 
 
Ione's Annual Picnic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2011
1. Ione's Annual Picnic Marker
Inscription. In 1876 Ione’s Annual Picnic moved from Shakeley Hill to this location. The 100 acre park is part of an 1840 land grant and was leased to the city by the Howard Estate May 11, 1967. The park during it’s early years hosted many of the important horse events of the day. Today horse shows and horse racing are still part of the celebration held the first weekend in May.
 
Erected 1979 by Ione Parlor No. 33 Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 20.744′ N, 120° 55.968′ W. Marker is near Ione, California, in Amador County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Plymouth Highway and California Highway 124. Touch for map. Marker is located in Charles Howard Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ione CA 95640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ione High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steam Flour Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel Stewart Co. Store (approx. half a mile away); Old Red Brick Building Saloon
Ione's Annual Picnic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2011
2. Ione's Annual Picnic Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Ione City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Ione City Hall and Police Offices (approx. half a mile away); Ione Parlor No. 33, N.S.G.W. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ione.
 
Also see . . .  Ione's Homecoming Picnic. The Ione Picnic Association gives a short history of the event as well as plans for the 2011 affair. (Submitted on May 14, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
The Entrance to Charles Howard Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, m
3. The Entrance to Charles Howard Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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