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Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Columbiad Cannon – 1850

 
 
Columbiad Cannon – 1850 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
1. Columbiad Cannon – 1850 Marker
Inscription. Last on duty at Fort Point on San Francisco Bay. Grass Valley Women’s Improvement Club arranged with the U.S. War Department for donation to be placed in City Square, now Dow Alexander Park. Transferred from Benicia Arsenal to here in 1911. Only known example of its type to exist. Weight 9,100 pounds.
 
Erected 2004 by City of Grass Valley and Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart, #10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City, Ca.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.073′ N, 121° 3.511′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Bank Street west of Bennett Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the parking area of the Dow Alexander Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Bank Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinatown, Grass Valley (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); N. C. N. G. R. R. (about 600 feet away); The Old Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Columbiad Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
2. Columbiad Cannon and Marker
Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williams Stationery Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Grass Valley Hardware (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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