San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California Admission Day
Sept IX MDCCCL
is Dedicated to
the Native Sons
of the Golden West
The Admission of California
Into the Union
September the Ninth
“The unity of our
empire hangs on
the decision of
— W.H. Seward
On the Admission of California U.S. Senate 1850
Erected 1897 by Mayor James D. Phelan.
Location. 37° 47.345′ N, 122° 24.11′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Montgomery Street on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hobart Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Jose P. Rizal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mechanics’ Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sharon Building (about 400 feet away); The Montgomery (about 500 feet away); Luisa Tetrazzini Site of First California State Fair (about 700 feet away); William Randolph Hearst (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . How California Came to be Admitted. by Rockwell D. Hunt, Ph.D., San Francisco Chronicle September 9, 1900. California's admission as a free state in the “Compromise of 1850” shattered the balance of free and slave states leading up to the Civil War and “ inflicted a mortal wound upon the enemy of human freedom.” (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on November 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.