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Sylvan School and Citrus Heights Community Club Marker
California (Sacramento County), Citrus Heights — Citrus Heights Community ClubEstablished 1928
This property was donated by Adolph and Catherine Van Maren to accommodate this one-room Sylvan School House constructed in 1862 and relocated to this site in 1927. This property was on the northeast side of the former Van Maren Ranch, which covered . . . — Map (db m46664) HM
California (Sacramento County), Citrus Heights — San Juan High SchoolCity of Citrus Heights Historic Landmark
The San Juan High School District was formed in 1913 and named after the original San Juan Spanish Land Grant. The school served all students in the northern half of Sacramento County. Its first class was held in a temporary two-story elementary . . . — Map (db m57263) HM
California (Sacramento County), Citrus Heights — Sylvan Cemetery
Land for the Sylvan Cemetery was donated to the community in 1862 by early settler Daniel Lewis. The first person to be buried in the cemetery was James Horton. Mr. Horton had reportedly come to the area to seek his fortune in gold but suffered an . . . — Map (db m46465) HM
California (Sacramento County), Citrus Heights — Sylvan School
Sylvan School, built in 1862, was one of the first rural schools in Sacramento County, but was not the first school in Citrus Heights area. The first school was a private school located on the Cross Farm. At the time it was necessary for settlers to . . . — Map (db m46565) HM
California (Sacramento County), Citrus Heights — The Rusch Home
The Rusch Home, built in 1916, is on the original site of the 480-acre Volle Ranch. Fred and Julia Volle came across the plains by covered wagon in 1853. Before settling in Citrus Heights, they owned a small place on L Street in Sacramento . . . — Map (db m46459) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — 719 — Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder
This survivor of the ill-fated Donner Party was the daughter of George and Mary Blue Donner. Born near Springfield, Illinois, in 1832. She arrived in California in December 1846 with her sister, Leanna Charity Donner, and was rescued by the first . . . — Map (db m10521) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — Hasman Building/General Store
This property has been placed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m18040) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — Independent Order of Odd FellowsElk Grove
The first I.O.O.F. meeting was held on May 2, 1878. The first Rebekah meeting was held on May 2, 1888. On July 7, 1892 The original building burned and was rebuilt with the I.O.O.F taking ownership. A rededication of the hall was held on March . . . — Map (db m18031) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — 680 — Murphy’s Corral
This is the site of the beginning of the conquest of California by the United States on June 10, 1846. American settlers led by Ezekial Merritt overpowered soldiers under Lt. Francisco Arce and took their Mexican Army horses from the corral of the . . . — Map (db m11869) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — Old Elk Grove“Just West of This Point”
Started at James Hall’s Hotel in 1850 (an outstanding brick building destroyed by the freeway) on Upper Stockton Road and moved a mile north to James Buckner’s Ranch a few years later. The town moved to its present site on the railroad in the 1870’s. — Map (db m57984) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — Rhoads School1872 - 1946
Rhoads School completed 1872. Located on the west side of Sheldon Road, now called Sloughhouse Road two miles south of Jackson Road. Replaced first Rhoads School located north side, near levee of Cosumnes River next to Rhoads south west property . . . — Map (db m18018) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — 817 — Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California
In 1908 Elk Grove acquired through the efforts of Miss Harriet G. Eddy, then principal of Elk Grove Union High School, the first county free library branch in California. Subsequently, California's county free library branch system has become one of . . . — Map (db m11868) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — The Lincoln Highway
The Lincoln Highway, a coast to coast all weather road from Times Square in New York to San Francisco’s Lincoln Park, was an idea whose birthday was the 10th of September 1912. This road which freed America from the clutches of changeable weather . . . — Map (db m18026) HM
California (Sacramento County), Fair Oaks — In Memory of All American Veterans
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal – to valiantly protect our country’s freedom. The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever . . . — Map (db m57280) HM
California (Sacramento County), Fair Oaks — Jim’s Bridge
Named in honor of Jim Jones whose love for the American River and fervor to protect its fisheries and flow levels greatly enhanced the river and parkway. When this bridge was no longer needed for mining activities, Jim fought to save it so that . . . — Map (db m377) HM
California (Sacramento County), Fair Oaks — Path of Honor
Charles A “Bud” Norris Path of Honor Honor * Respect * Remember This path is dedicated to all veterans, past and present. As you walk this path, feel their presence and pay homage. Remember their sacrifice, devotion, and . . . — Map (db m57282) HM
California (Sacramento County), Fair Oaks — We Will Not Forget...
These boots are a lasting memorial to all of our Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. Those that once wore them can only fill them. Let's not forget their sacrifice and devotion. They will be forever in our hearts and in our prayers. — Map (db m52845) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Ashland Station
In 1973, the oldest depot in the West moved to a new home. Ashland Station, reportedly the oldest railroad depot west of the Mississippi, was transported across Rainbow Bridge to its present location at the Folsom Interpretive Area next to the . . . — Map (db m11153) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom City
In 1827 “Bible Totin” Jed Smith camped here in. In 1850 these diggings became known as Negro Bar, then named Granite City after the rocks, and in 1855 Joseph Folsom lent his name to this fair city. Also in 1855 Folsom hired Theodore . . . — Map (db m57985) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom Dam ImprovementsPromoting Public Safety for the Sacramento Region
Folsom Dam and Reservoir are a component of the Central Valley Project, owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office Construction of Folsom Dam by the Corps began in . . . — Map (db m17644) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom History Museum
Site of stables at Western terminus of Pony Express (1860-61), later used by blacksmith shops. Adjacent after 1892 fire, was built two - story Burke's Hall, a community center. Meeting place of Granite Parlor No.83, NSGW (1886-1958). Dedicated . . . — Map (db m77653) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom Institute
“Education Doth Not A Scholar Make” Near here was the first and only college ever in Folsom. It lasted two years (1958-60). Then is closed for a lack of students. Folks probably figured they were smart enough (?). It was . . . — Map (db m22984) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — 702 — Folsom Pony Express Terminus
Gold Rush and Railroad town Folsom became the Western Terminus of the Central Overland Pony Express on July 1, 1860. The express mail had been run by pony to and from Sacramento. Beginning on July 1, 1860, the Sacramento Valley Railroad carried it . . . — Map (db m5090) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — 558 — Folsom TerminalCalifornia’s First Passenger Railroad
Completion of the Sacramento Valley Railroad from Sacramento to Folsom was completed here February 22, 1856, by enthusiastic residents of both cities. The new line, 22 miles in length was commenced February 12, 1855, and was built by Theodore Dehone . . . — Map (db m15613) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom Veterans Memorial
The Folsom Veterans Memorial honors those brave individuals who serve our country and those who have fallen in service to our country. The memorial is composed of several distinct elements. The Flag Court pays homage to all those who have served . . . — Map (db m15619) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — J. Clifton Toney
In Memory of J. Clifton Toney Publisher of the Folsom Telegraph 1962 – 1976 His vision resulted in the Development of the Sutter Street Mall — Map (db m14378) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Leidesdorff Plaza
Dedicated to the memory of WILLIAM ALEXANDER LEIDESDORFF Early California pioneer, civic leader, merchant, trader, and owner of 35,000 acre rancho “Rio de los Americanos” in the Folsom area. Born 1810 in Danish West . . . — Map (db m15617) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — 240 — Mormon Island
Early in 1848 W. Sidney S. Willis (ES) and Wilford Hudson, members of the Mormon Battalion, set out from Sutter’s Fort to hunt deer. Stopping on the South Fork of the American River, they found gold. They told their story on returning to the Fort . . . — Map (db m17637) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Natomas Consolidated of California
Natomas Company activities started in this area in 1857 with the acquisition of 9,000 acres from the Joseph L. Folsom estate. Early partners engaged in water, granite quarrying, agriculture, vineyards, gold mining, hydro-electric power and . . . — Map (db m705) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — 633 — Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant
In the 1850's, Horatio Gates Livermore and later his sons, Horatio P. and Charles E. pioneered the development of ditches and dams on the American River for industry and agriculture. One historic result was Folsom Power House, which began operations . . . — Map (db m706) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — 464 — Prairie City
Site of Prairie City, mining town and center of trade in California Gold Rush days. In July, 1853, Prairie City reached the height of its prosperity, and included fifteen stores and ten boarding houses and hotels. Two stage lines operated daily. A . . . — Map (db m10823) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Prairie City Cemetery
The site of the Prairie City Cemetery that once served the bustling gold rush town of Prairie City was located during construction of the Prairie City Road and Highway 50 Interchange in May 1997. It was used between 1853 and at least 1872 and may . . . — Map (db m10506) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Rancho Rio de los Americanos
250 feet due west from this point is an original corner of the Rancho Rio Delos Americanos Land Grant of 1844 and the most Northwesterly corner of the town site of Folsom of 1855. On the right was the mining camp of Negro Bar. On . . . — Map (db m22981) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Founded 1857 — Map (db m16245) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — The Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Railroad Right of Way
Here you can see the right of way of the Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Railroad. It was designed by Theodore Dehone Judah (March 4, 1826 – November 2, 1863) as Chief Engineer. Conceived in 1854 and constructed in 1861, it ran about thirteen . . . — Map (db m37132) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — The Young Wo Memorial Site1883 – 1925
This sacred ground is one of three revered cemeteries * Young Wo, Sam Yup-Sze Yup, and Hakka * that served the Chinese community once located just north of here. One cemetery vanished during gold dredging activites; Only the Young Wo and Sam Yup-Sze . . . — Map (db m16243) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Turning the Trains
From 1856 to 1971, Folsom was a railroad town. For most of those years, the Folsom depot was the last stop from Sacramento. Before the trains could return to Sacramento, the locomotives had to be turned around. Until 1913, they rotated . . . — Map (db m37108) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Wells Fargo and Company
Early day assay office and home of Wells Fargo and Co. 1860 — Map (db m37112) HM
California (Sacramento County), Franklin — 657 — Alexander Hamilton Willard
Born, Charlestown, N.H. Aug. 24, 1778; Died Franklin, Mar. 6, 1865 Last surviving member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He kept a journal and gave valuable service as a gunsmith. — Map (db m10520) HM
California (Sacramento County), Freeport — Freeport Railroad1863-1865
In 1863 a ten mile long short line was built from Brighton Station on the Sacramento Valley RR to this here spot. It was called “Freeport” because it avoided the high charges for landing freight and passengers at the Sacramento City . . . — Map (db m8869) HM
California (Sacramento County), Freeport — George Hack HouseState of California Point of Historical Interest
George Hack settled in the Sacramento River delta in 1855, seven years before the town of Freeport was established, and was a true pioneer farmer of the area. Hack operated a small dairy and grew a variety of crops on his ranch. His apricots, once . . . — Map (db m91789) HM
California (Sacramento County), Galt — 11 — Don Ray BuildingGalt Area Historical Site Marker
Don Ray Building 1869 — Map (db m72334) HM
California (Sacramento County), Galt — 1 — Galt Water Tower
The original wooden water tower was built here in 1872. This water tower has stood as a beacon since 1936, connecting yesterday, today and tomorrow. Dedicated as a Galt Historical Landmark November 11, 1995Map (db m72322) HM
California (Sacramento County), Galt — George A. Lippi / Joseph F. Smith
In Memory of George A. Lippi and Joseph F. Smith First World War and all others who gave their lives and have served their country — Map (db m72339) WM
California (Sacramento County), Galt — St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Historic St. Luke’s Built 1884 ˜ organized as an Episcopal Mission 1901 100 yr. Celebration 12/16/84 — Map (db m90230) HM
California (Sacramento County), Gold River — 746 — The Coloma Road
Alder Springs, South of this point, marks the Old Coloma Road, running between Sutter’s Fort and Culluh-mah (Coloma). Established in 1847, this road was used by James W. Marshall in January 1848 to bring the first gold from Sutter’s Mill to the . . . — Map (db m11901) HM
California (Sacramento County), Gold River — The Treasured American River
The river before you is not the same river that flowed through here 200 years ago when the Nisenan Indians caught salmon and collected acorns along its bank. The river has been mined, dammed and surrounded by our cities, yet it still supports . . . — Map (db m15836) HM
California (Sacramento County), Isleton — 66 Main Street
This building was built in 1926 after the Main Street fire. Originally it was a Chinese restaurant owned by Sun and Moy Kow. Later it became a cantina/dime a dance hall run by Joe Kum You and Joe Gung. It was common knowledge that some dancers were . . . — Map (db m25906) HM
California (Sacramento County), Isleton — Bing Kong Tong Society Building
This building dates from 1927 when it was rebuilt after a fire in 1926. The upper floor served the Chinese population as a center for religious and social activities. The Toy family operated a store two doors west called The Quong Wo Sing Co. . . . — Map (db m18271) HM
California (Sacramento County), Isleton — Hotel Del Rio and Casino
This hotel, the oldest operating in Isleton, opened in 1949. During construction it was discovered that his site was an old Indian burial ground. Manuel Valine was the first owner of this building that operated as a casino. Soon after the grand . . . — Map (db m25744) HM
California (Sacramento County), Isleton — Isleton’s Historic Old Town
During the gold rush period of 1849 Isleton was a sea of swaying tules and peat bogs. Chinese immigrants lured to California for gold stayed on to begin a hand labor task of dredging and constructing levees. When the water was pumped out, these . . . — Map (db m18205) HM
California (Sacramento County), Locke — Locke Memorial Park
In memory of the industrious Chinese pioneers of California whose strength and sacrifice helped build the transcontinental railroad, construct the levees of the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta, and develop agriculture in the Central Valley. With . . . — Map (db m18234) HM
California (Sacramento County), Mather — F-105G “Wild Weasel”
Wing Span 34 ft. 11 inches • Length 67 ft. • Height 20 ft. • Speed 831 MPH • Cruising 596 MPH • Weight 11 Tons First aircraft retrofitted to destroy surface-to-air missles in North Vietnam. The valiant airmen who flew these dangerous . . . — Map (db m888) HM
California (Sacramento County), Mather — Mather Field
Named for 2Lt C. S. Mather killed in 1918. • 1918–Pilot Training School. • 1930’s–Supply Depot. • 1940’s–Pilot and Nav School. • 1950’s–Nav School. • 1960’s–SAC Bomb Wing       and AF Nav/EWO Schools. . . . — Map (db m889) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — American River Grange #172
Organized March 1874 Dedicated October 1882 Presented by Native Daughters of the Golden West San Juan Parol #315 Rededicated 5-15-98 — Map (db m2033) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — 698 — Fifteen Mile House
Owned and operated from 1857 as a stage station by Henry F. W. Deterding. This was the site of the second remount station of the Central Overland Pony Express during March-July 1860. Here on April 4, 1860, Sam (Bill) Hamiton with the first eastward . . . — Map (db m2034) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — Heroes in the SkySacramento County Sheriff's Helicopter Crash Memorial
On July 13, 2005 Sheriff's Helicopter Star VI was patrolling the skies, when a catastrophic engine failure brought the ship to its final resting place on the north shore of Lake Natoma. This monument serves as a memorial . . . — Map (db m81340)
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — Mather Air Force Base Navigators Monument
[Marker 1:] In Dedication to the Men and Women of Mather AFB For 75 years of service to the nation and the community. [Marker 2:] In Tribute to the Navigators Who Trained at Mather AFB To their skill to set . . . — Map (db m57287) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — Pony Express Riders Memorial
To the memory of the riders of the Pony Express, 1860-1861 First relay station out of Sutter's Fort. Dedicated April 19, 1936 by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West. — Map (db m61348) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — Rocks to Rockets
The moon room is the link between space exploration and Prairie City SVRA. This area was once home to the world's largest site for rocket engine development. This three story underground bunker was built to protect scientists during testing of . . . — Map (db m121362) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — Vernal Pool GrasslandMather Vernal Pools
When rain falls on a vernal pool grassland, some water sinks into the ground and the rest flows into streams or into depressions in the landscape. The water cannot move deeper into the ground in a vernal pool grassland because a hardpan blocks its . . . — Map (db m52708) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova — Welcome to Mather Lake
From Prairie to Park Prior to the arrival of Europeans in the late 1700’s, this area was an open prairie, where roaming herds of elk and deer grazed on perennial grasses. By the late1800’s, nearly all of the grasslands had been divided up . . . — Map (db m90234) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Cordova, — Honor RollMather Air Force Base
Left Column M. K. Anderson 42-5 • S. H. Anderson 42-9 • M. P. Schwartz 42-8 • R.V. Greenslade 42-8 • J. M. Strickland 42-5 • J. D. Jackman 41-H • W. J. Anderson 42-9 • G. Kitchens Jr. 41-H • W. W. Elliott 41-I • J. R. Bullock 42-10 • W. P. . . . — Map (db m52707) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Murieta — 468 — Gold Mining and Michigan Bar
(left panel) Michigan Bar Gold was discovered on the Cosumnes River in 1849 by two men from Michigan in the vicinity of the historic Nisenan settlement of Palamul. In the 1850s the town of Michigan Bar was the largest in Cosumnes . . . — Map (db m2037) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Murieta — 439 — Sheldon Grist Mill
Site of Grist Mill built by Jared Dixon (Joaquin) Sheldon 1846-47 on Omochumnes Rancho, granted to him by Mexican Government 1843. Sheldon born Vermont January 8, 1813, came to California 1832. Sheldon shot July 11, 1851, by miners in quarrel over . . . — Map (db m2036) HM
California (Sacramento County), Rancho Murieta — 575 — Sloughhouse
Sloughhouse, prominent hotel and stage station on the road to the Amador mines, was a favorite stopping place for travellers, notably Leland Stanford. Constructed in 1850 by Jared Dixon Sheldon, it was destroyed by fire in 1890, and rebuilt the same . . . — Map (db m10271) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — "Hoboken and This is No Jokin"
Hoboken, a tent town in this area, began in early January, 1853 after floods had halted business in Sacramento City. River steamers landed here and hundreds of teams loaded supplies for the mining camps. An election held with 1000 electors produced . . . — Map (db m52709) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — “Cobblestone” Ballast
Sailing ships since the “Gold Rush” laden with supplies and sitting deep in the water just above the river bottom have inched their way slowly up the Sacramento River to Sacramento. After unloading, the ships would risk rolling over . . . — Map (db m16474) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 1854 City Hall and Waterworks
The original building was completed in the spring of 1854 at a cost of $120,000. It housed the City Waterworks, its Superintendent, and Tapper, and the City offices for Mayor, Council, Secretary, Marshall, Police, Collector, Assessor, Surveyor, and . . . — Map (db m16948) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 4th Avenue / Wayne Hultgren Light Rail StationDedicated in Memory of Wayne Hultgren 1918-1999 — "Sacramento's Father of Light Rail"
In 1975 Wayne Hultgren founded the Modern Transit Society of Sacramento to promote public transit as an alternative to the automobile and to alleviate congestion and air pollution. Under his determined leadership, the Modern Transit Society . . . — Map (db m90178) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — A. J. Stevens Monument
[Front of Monument:] Erected To A Friend of Labor By His Coworkers Nov. 28, 1889 [Inscription on West Side of Monument:] Think Look Up And Lift Up [Inscription on Back of Monument:] . . . — Map (db m17351) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Anthony J. “Tom” LoPresti1962 National PGA Pro of the Year
. . . — Map (db m14979) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 606 — B.F. Hastings Bank BuildingWestern Terminus of the Pony Express
This structure, erected in 1852-53, was occupied during the 1850’s by the B.F. Hastings Bank, Wells Fargo and Co., Various state officials, Sacramento Valley Railroad, and the Alta Telegraph Co. during April 1860-May 1861. The Alta Telegraph Co. and . . . — Map (db m11388) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Base HeadquartersBuilding No. 1
Headquarters has long been the heart of the installation. In the 1940s, civilian visitors and military dignitaries arrived at the Sacramento Air Depot through Gate 2, which was located at the end of the landscaped mall you see behind you. This . . . — Map (db m57285) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Blue Diamond Building
This building, the former California Packing Corporation Plant #11, was added to the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES in 1984 for its architecture and its place in California’s agriculture history. It was one of the last operating . . . — Map (db m11865) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 2008-5 — Booth Building
This building was the home of the Booth Company, a wholesale grocery business and its founder Newton Booth, lawyer, writer, lecturer, and politician. Booth served as State Senator 1862-1863, and lived here while Governor of California 1871-1875 and . . . — Map (db m15705) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 967 — California Almond Growers ExchangeAlmond Processing Facility
The California Almond Growers Exchange founded in 1910, was first successful grower-owned co-operative for marketing California almonds. It pioneered in many fields, including almond production, mechanization and marketing. The first structure on . . . — Map (db m11862) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Firefighters Memorial
Honoring men and women of uncommon courage who paid the ultimate price to protect our lives, our families and our dreams — Map (db m14836) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Mexican-American War Memorial
In memory of the American Servicemen of Hispanic descent and all others who sacrificed their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy. — Map (db m15474) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California State Capitol
ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION – 1860 – 1874 Miner F. Butler – Won Design Competition, 1860 Ruben Clark, Supervising Architect, 1860 – 1865 Gordon P. Cummings, Supervising Architect, 1865 – 1870 Kenitzer & . . . — Map (db m14834) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California State Capitol Park
HISTORY When Spanish governors ruled the California territory, its capitol was moved from town to town between San Diego and Monterey. San Jose had already been designated the capitol by the time California was granted statehood in 1850. . . . — Map (db m15017) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California State Indian Museum
This museum dedicated to LOYALTY – COOPERATION – PROGRESS And to the Ideals of AMERICAN DEMOCRACY — Map (db m14078) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Veterans Memorial
(Memorial is without text.)Map (db m113219) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 526 — California’s First Passenger Railroad
The Sacramento Valley Railroad running from Sacramento to Folsom, was begun at this site on February 12, 1855. Here, at Third and R Streets, was located the Sacramento passenger terminal. The turntable and freight depot were at Third and Front . . . — Map (db m16056) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 872 — California’s Historic Capitol
The historic Capitol was designed by architects M.F. Butler and Reuben Clark. Its style is an adaption of Roman Corinthian architecture. Work began in 1860 and by late 1869 the Capitol was partly occupied. In 1874, construction ended at a cost of . . . — Map (db m11341) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 666 — Camp Union Sutterville
The 5th Infantry Regiment, California Volunteers, was organized here on 8 October, 1861 and trained by Brevet Brigadier General George W. Bowie for duty in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas against the Confederate forces. Since this was the year of the . . . — Map (db m10825) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 591 — Captain John A. Sutter's Landing
[Main Marker]: Captain John A. Sutter, after coming up the Sacramento River from Yerba Buena in August 1839, landed approximately two hundred feet north of here, at what was then the south bank of the American River. A short time thereafter . . . — Map (db m10522) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Central Pacific’s Other Big Four
When the task of building the C.P.R.R. line over the Sierra provided too much for the Irish, Chinese laborers from Kwantung took over. Called Tze Yap or Four Districts Men, their hard work and perseverance earned them the nickname of “Cholly . . . — Map (db m16941) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Charles A. “Charlie” King1821 – 1857 — Actor – Comedian – Entrepreneur
A native of Jamaica Plains, near Boston, Charley King came to Sacramento in the early 1850’s. He was a member of the theatrical company that opened the American Theater on the evening of September 9, 1851, it’s owner-proprietor was Dr. Volney . . . — Map (db m14037) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862)
Dr. Duncombe was the first physician on record to come to Sacramento. A Native of Stanford, Connecticut, he moved to Upper Canada (now Ontario) to become a landowner and member of Parliament. Ontario’s first medical school, the Talbot Dyspensary at . . . — Map (db m14105) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — City Wharf and Warehouses
The City’s Wharf and Warehouse probably was constructed in the late 1880’s. A south extension likely was added around 1900. The small waterfront facility provided river-craft dockage for a number of small independent operators. As indicated by the . . . — Map (db m16500) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Civil War Memorial Plaque
In grateful memory of the brave men from California who served gallantly in War, 1861 - 1865. This memorial plaque is dedicated one hundred years later in tribute to their sacrifices. — Map (db m113193) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Civil War Symbol Yields To Time
A STUMP IS ALL THAT REMAINS of a Silver Maple transplanted from the Battlefield of Chattanooga. In 1897 the sapling was planted here as part of a Memorial Grove dedicated to Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The first war memorial to . . . — Map (db m14984) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Colonel William Stephen HamiltonIn Memory of the Rough Diamond
. . . — Map (db m12405) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Daniel Blue1811 - 1899In Memory of
in whose house St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church the oldest African-American congregation on the Pacific Coast was organized in 1850 and other members of the Sacramento area African-American community laid to rest on this site. . . . — Map (db m18872) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Dr. Alister MacKenzieGolf Course Designer
On August 19, 1931, famous Golf Course Designer Dr. Alister MacKenzie was selected by the City of Sacramento to lay out the new Sacramento Municipal 18-Hole Golf Course, which opened for play on October 1, 1932. The course name was changed to . . . — Map (db m14938) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Dr. Benjamin F. Pendery
BORN August 11, 1846 DIED April 26, 1905 This monument is dedicated to Dr. Pendery, his family, and all the men and women of medicine who were moved here from the New Helvetia Cemetery in 1955 – 1956. Erected June 12, 1999 by . . . — Map (db m18946) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Edmonds Field1910 – 1960
This was the site of home plate at Edmonds Field, home of the Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento Solons Baseball Team for fifty years. More than 4,200 games were played here over those years and Solon fans set several PCL attendance records. The . . . — Map (db m17071) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Edward Kelley School
Formerly Brighton School has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m704) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — El Camino Real Bell
This commemorative bell celebrates a combined century of service by the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and California State Automobile Association including the establishment of bell markers along the historical El Camino Real. — Map (db m14819) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Elbridge L. Hawk
[A tree was planted in the memory of Elbridge Hawk. At the foot of the tree lies this marker] In Memory of ELBRIDGE L. HAWK Past Commander in Chief, G.A.R. — Map (db m15010) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Father Junipero Serra1713 – 1784
Dedicated to the Memory of Father Junipero Serra 1713 - 1784 the first Franciscan missionary to whom California owes an everlasting tribute – he brought civilization to our land and in deed and character he deserves a . . . — Map (db m14817) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 780-8 — First Transcontinental RailroadWestern Base of the Sierra Nevada
On January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arden Creek the western base of the Sierra Nevada began. The hardships of railroad construction through mountains resulted in increased government . . . — Map (db m18854) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site
You are standing where the First Transcontinental Railroad in America had its western origin, at Front and K Streets in Sacramento. On January 8, 1863, prominent citizens and railroad founders gathered here for a groundbreaking ceremony to . . . — Map (db m114174) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — First United Methodist ChurchFounded October 28, 1849 — Sacramento’s Third Organized Church
The original building was located on land at the S. E. corner of 7th and L Sts. Donated by Capt. John Sutter. It was known as The Baltimore Chapel. Prefabricated in Baltimore and shipped around The Horn, it became the first house of worship in . . . — Map (db m11885) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 697 — Five Mile Station
Departing at 2:45 A.M. from the Alta Telegraph Co. in Sacramento, Pony Rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton carried the first mail eastward of the Central Overland Pony Express on April 4, 1860. Here quickly changing ponies he sped on to the next stop at . . . — Map (db m19583) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Frank C. Freer
This plaque is dedicated to Frank C. Freer by the City of Sacramento in recognition of his commitment of over 50 years to improving the game of golf in Sacramento, California. • Member-Sacramento Golf Club at Haggin Oaks • Member-Sacramento . . . — Map (db m14907) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Frasinetti’s Winery
James Frasinetti, an Italian immigrant, founded this winery in 1897. Frasinetti’s is the oldest family owned and operated wine producer in the Sacramento Valley. At its peak, the winery had over 400 acres of grapes. Today, grapes have . . . — Map (db m19410) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Freight on the MoveCentral Pacific Railroad
Since the days of Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento was the trading center for much of the Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada and points beyond. As the railroad network around the capital city expanded, Sacramento merchants were able to market a greater . . . — Map (db m16052) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Fremont Cash Grocery
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General Albert M. Winn
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General Albert Maver Winn
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General George Wright1803 – 1865
A graduate of West Point, his gallantry on the fields of battle earned him commendations; from the Seminole War in Florida, to the Mexican War, to the Indian Campaign in the Pacific Northwest. His unwavering loyalty to the Union would prompt . . . — Map (db m10766) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General John A. SutterFebruary 15, 1808 – June 18, 1880
Swiss Immigrant Founder of New Helvetia The beginning of Sacramento Builder of Sutter’s Fort A man of vision and compassion who deserves the respect and gratitude of Americans and Swiss — Map (db m11182) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Georgia FisherA Monument Love Story Restoration Project
Georgia Fisher died on December 27, 1875. Martin Bergman, Georgia’s fiancée, was one of Sacramento’s earliest premiere potters and sculptures. Shortly after her death, Martin, together with his father and brother, created a beautiful monument on her . . . — Map (db m14034) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 823 — Governor’s Mansion
This mansard-styled Victorian house was built for Albert Gallatin in 1877. Acquired by the State, it served as the first official Governor's residence. Governor George C. Pardee and his family moved in during November, 1903. It ultimately served as . . . — Map (db m13882) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Hardin Bigelow
Elected April 1, 1850 First Mayor of Sacramento under the Charter form of Government. A Native of Michigan. Died on November 27, 1850, in San Francisco of Cholera, following wounds received in the Squatters Riot at Sacramento in August . . . — Map (db m12400) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Historic Street Lights
Historic Street Lights Restored by SACRAMENTO MUNICPAL UTILITY DISTRICT Personnel and Traffic Signals & Street Lighting Employees of the City of Sacramento Department of Public Works Installed by Allen L. Bender, . . . — Map (db m16521) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — In Memory of the Old Tier GroundsOf Sacramento City Cemetery — Est. 1849
The unmarked last resting place of over three thousand pioneers, their exact place of burial, somewhere between the north border of Broadway and the north portion of the cemetery, and between 9th and 11th Streets, known but to their God. Buried . . . — Map (db m34290) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Independent Boat Operations of the 1850s
The Sacramento Wood Company’s steamer wood freight shed, between N and O streets in the Front Street right-of-way, remained at this location for approximately 30 years. The Sacramento Wood Company could trace his roots from an earlier enterprise . . . — Map (db m16508) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Plot
J. Holland Laidler, in honor of whose memory the Camp was named, was on staff of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company’s Hospital in Sacramento prior to the commencement of the war between the United States and Spain. At the outbreak of hostilities, . . . — Map (db m12504) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — James Logan ButlerThe Silver Baron of Tonopah, Nevada
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Jean A. Bell Kellogg
[A tree was planted in the memory of Jean Bell Kellogg. At the foot of the tree lies this marker] Charter member of Sumner Woman’s Relief Corps No.11, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Founded 1885. — Map (db m15012) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building
Designated on the 19th day of August 1987 By the Honorable George Deukmejian Governor of California In honor of Jesse Marvin Unruh September 30, 1922 – August 4, 1987 Member of the Assembly, 1955 – 1970 . . . — Map (db m14852) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — John A. Sutter, Jr.1826 – 1897
Founder and Planner of City of Sacramento 1848 Died in Port of Acapulco, Mexico American Consul for 24 Years Juan A. Sutter De origin Suizo y consul Americano. Durante 24 anos en este Puerto. Fallecio a la edad de 72 anos. Su espposa e . . . — Map (db m12388) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — John Bigler(1806 – 1871) — California’s Third Governor
Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1806, John Bigler was the eldest of what was said to be “a numerous family of children.” As a young man, he was apprenticed to the printing trade and became one of the youngest editors . . . — Map (db m13069) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — John Sutter Landing
On the south bank of the American River near this spot General John A. Sutter landed August 12, 1839 and founded New Helvetia which is now Sacramento City. Also on this river in the mill race at Coloma fifty miles east of here on January 24, 1848 . . . — Map (db m94906) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Joseph H. McKinney
First Sheriff of Sacramento County Killed during a Squatters Riot in Brighton Township August 15, 1850 Age Early 20’s — Map (db m18869) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Ken Morton, Sr.
• 1998 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year • 1998 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course) • 1994 National PGA Horton-Smith Award Winner • 1990 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course) Ken Morton, Sr. . . . — Map (db m14857) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Kenneth L. Maddy
Dedicated to the Memory of KENNETH L. MADDY 1934 – 2000 served in the California State Legislature from 1970 to 1998, and as the Senate Minority Leader from 1987 to 1995. ”As someone who spent nearly three decades in the . . . — Map (db m15028) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 603 — Lady Adams Building
Built in 1852 by the Lady Adams Mercantile Co.; named after the brig which brought the partners around the horn. She has survived fires, flood, and being lifted one story. She has served merchants, bankers, and as a “rooming house”. And . . . — Map (db m58582) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 614 — Leland Stanford House
The house originally designed in 1857 by Seth Babson and was purchased by Leland Stanford in 1861. It served as the State Executive Office from 1861 to 1867, before the completion of the State Capital. It was later extensively remodeled and . . . — Map (db m11842) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Liberty Bell Replica
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of California by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of Treasury As the . . . — Map (db m14837) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Luella Buckminster-Johnston1861 – 1958
An outspoken proponent of suffrage for women, she became the first of her gender elected to a municipal office in Sacramento, being swept into office by an all male electorate before women attained the right to vote. Widow of a politician and . . . — Map (db m15621) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Margaret Rhodes Crocker1822 – 1901 — Wife of Edwin Bryant Crocker
The donation of her late husband’s art collection to the city in 1885 gave Sacramento the first and finest art gallery west of the Mississippi. Other philanthropic gestures during her lifetime, which included generous support of the Protestant . . . — Map (db m10769) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Mark Hopkins1815 - 1878
Some 350 tons of Rocky Mountain Red Granite form the sarchophas that entombs the remains this Forty-Niner who ultimately became one of the “Big Four” in railroad history and Treasurer of the Central Pacific Railroad Company. This . . . — Map (db m10772) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Mark Hopkins Monument
Construction began on this splendid mausoleum in 1878 when the then very wealthy Mary Hopkins wished to provide a suitable resting place for her recently deceased husband Mark Hopkins. Mark Hopkins had operated first a grocery store and then a . . . — Map (db m42399) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — McClellan Air Force Base
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of McClellan AFB whose sacrifice, courage and determination contributed immeasurably to the nation's security — Map (db m52692) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — McClellan Air Force Base
[Panel 1a:] The 1930s With war clouds gathering over the Pacific, in 1936 Congress authorized the construction of the Sacramento Air Depot. The Army Air Corp envisioned that the new depot would support operations on the West Coast, . . . — Map (db m57199) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Memorial Grove
Memorial Grove Dedicated to those women who served in the World War. Capital City Women's Post #389 American Legion May 30, 1939 — Map (db m110677) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Merchant Marine Monument
Dedicated to all Merchant Marine Seaman Members of the U.S. Merchant Marines serving world wide aboard U.S. Flag cargo ships during World War II suffered a greater percentage of war-related deaths than did all of the nation’s regular armed . . . — Map (db m16493) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Michael “Mac” McDonaghBorn in Tuam Co. Galway on December 29, 1900
In recognition of Michael “Mac” McDonagh for his 32 years of service as Superintendent of Golf for the City of Sacramento from 1932 – 1964. Mac McDonagh went to England in 1923 to become an apprentice in golf course construction . . . — Map (db m14939) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — New England Seed Store
On this site stood the store of James L. L. Warren, an influential center of agriculture during the Gold Rush. Here at the New England Seed Store, the camellia was first introduced into California in February, 1852 Camellia Official . . . — Map (db m11193) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — New Helvetia Cemetery
Established by John Sutter in 1849. Purchased in 1857 by J.W. Reeves, who later deeded it to the City of Sacramento. 1009 Chinese buried here were shipped to China by the Chinese Societies who deeded their plots to the city. — Map (db m11809) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Newton Booth1852 - 1892
State Senator 1862 Governor 1871 United States Senator 1873 — Map (db m12425) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old City Plaza
Dedicated in 1849 to the use of future generations by CAPTAIN JOHN A. SUTTER Later used as a hay market, miners gathering place, civic celebrations and since 1873 as a public park. — Map (db m17346) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 633-2 — Old Folsom PowerhouseSacramento Station A
The first distribution point of electricity for a major city, Station A was constructed in 1894. Built by the Sacramento Electric Power and Light Company to receive power generated from Folsom Powerhouse. The first transmission of electricity was on . . . — Map (db m11185) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old Masonic Cemetery
Plot Size: 67” by 68’ Established 1859 In purchasing this site from the Board of Trustees, Sacramento City Cemetery, July 30, 1859, the Order of Free and Accepted Masons became the first fraternal organization in Sacramento to provide a . . . — Map (db m14075) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old Odd Fellows PlotThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows
They were an order that inscribed upon their banners, “Visit the sick, relieve the distressed, and bury the dead.” “To the benevolent – If there is any of that commodity called charity in this community, we earnestly call . . . — Map (db m12489) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 812 — Old Sacramento
Founded in December 1848 by John A. Sutter, Jr., Sacramento was an outgrowth of Sutter’s Fort established by his father, Captain John A. Sutter, in 1839. State Capital since 1854, it was a major distribution point during the Gold Rush. A commercial . . . — Map (db m11486) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
Dedicated September 9, 1977 PUBLIC SCHOOLS “LEARNING FOR LIVING” — Map (db m14104) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pinus PineaItalian Stone Pine
Pinus Pinea Italian Stone Pine Dedicated on April 14, 1983 by Governor George Deukmejian Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps — Map (db m90265) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Camellia Grove
Established as a living memorial to the early builders of California in recognition of their courage, determination & contribution toward progress in the community & our golden state. — Map (db m14822) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Cemetery GroveSacramento Pioneer Association – Founded 1854
The Sacramento Pioneer Association was founded by men who came to California before 1850 and wished to preserve the memories of the epochal events in the Gold Rush and earliest days of Sacramento. They purchased much of Pioneer Grove from the City . . . — Map (db m12453) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Cemetery GroveSacramento Pioneer Association – Founded 1854
The Sacramento Pioneer Association was founded by men who came to California before 1850 and wished to preserve the memories of the epochal events in the Gold Rush and the earliest days of Sacramento. They purchased much of Pioneer Grove from the . . . — Map (db m14108) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Hall
Constructed in 1868. Headquarters of Sacramento Society of California Pioneers Founded 1854 Sacramento Pioneer Foundation Incorporated 1966 Plaque dedicated April 19, 1967 by Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission Rededicated June 30, . . . — Map (db m68630) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Park
Display 1 Sacramento property owners often adorned their buildings with cast-iron columns like these to embellish their structures and refine the city's overall appearance. If you look closely, a decorative column may feature information . . . — Map (db m113063) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope”
[Front of Marker] Dedicated April 13, 2000 SACRAMENTO by James Stretesky George E. Kuchler Family Rotary Club of Sacramento Burnett & Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Co – Since 1869 Sacramento Traditional Jazz . . . — Map (db m15702) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — POW/MIA
In their honor and memory — Map (db m52747) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Prisoner of the RiverLaGrange
Among the many sailing ships bound for California in 1849 was the LaGrange, a three-masted bark from Salem, Massachusetts. The ship arrived at Sacramento on October 3, 1849, and the following June was purchased by the city for a prison. In . . . — Map (db m16989) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — R Street Bridge
R Street formed the boundary of a levee system that surrounded Sacramento. It also served as the base of operations for the State's first rail line, the Sacramento Valley Railroad. The line was designed by Theodore Judah, who also became the . . . — Map (db m90220) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Rededication of El Centro Mexicano PlaqueSeptember 16, 2011
First panel: The Comité Centro Mexicano commemorates the same respect and sense of equality dictated by this historical plaque. With great honor we re-dedicate it in honor of all humanity on this date. From 1948 to 1975, El Centro . . . — Map (db m91735) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery
In memory of the persons Laid to rest between 1849 and 1912 by the County of Sacramento at New Helvetia Cemetery Dedicated by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission . . . — Map (db m18967) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Rev. O.C. Wheeler D.D., L.L.D.1816 – 1891
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sa’ Cumn’e Plaza
Sa’ Cumn’e means “Big House” in the Miwok Language And was an early name for the Sacramento area This plaza is dedicated to the Native Americans who walked this land before us and inspire current generations to carry . . . — Map (db m60041) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 566 — Sacramento City Cemetery
Resting place of California Pioneers. The cemetery was established in 1850. Many of the victims of the Cholera Epidemic of that year are buried here. Included among the graves of illustrious Californians are those of Governors John Bigler, Newton . . . — Map (db m11349) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those from Sacramento County who served their country in the World War 1914-1918, and to the memory of these who "gave the last full measure of devotion" Anderson, Eugene D. · Anderson, John L. · Arthur, James T. · Aikens, . . . — Map (db m91485) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Engine Company No. 3Organized March 27, 1851
This original building built in 1853, housed Sacramento Engine Company No. 3. In 1921 the building was abandoned as a firehouse. It was restored to its present state in 1960, as an historical landmark. — Map (db m17004) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — GPY 135-7 — Sacramento Pioneers Society
The Pioneer Hall was built in 1868 as headquarters of the Sacramento Society of California Pioneers, which was organized February 6, 1853. It has been owned and cared for since its construction by the California Pioneer Association, descendants of . . . — Map (db m68629) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial
Purple Heart Memorial front: My Stone Is Red For The Blood They Shed The Medal I Bear Is My Country's Way To Show They Care If I Could Be Seen By All Mankind Maybe Peace Will Come In My Lifetime Purple Heart Memorial top: . . . — Map (db m114107) HM WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento River Waterfront
Display 1 Before 1848, the Sacramento River waterfront, behind you, was quiet and occupied by few people. New arrivals during the Gold Rush transformed the waterfront rapidly, turning it into a chaotic transportation hub crowded with goods . . . — Map (db m113061) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Turn Verein
In 1854 Sacramento was prospering notably in spite of the floods, fires and epidemics that had besieged her. German-born citizens and men of German ancestry decided to organize a “Turn Verein”, as was the custom in their homeland. They . . . — Map (db m12527) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department1850 – 1872
The Mutual Hook and Ladder Company, formed on February 5, 1850, was the first fire company in the State of California. It served with distinction until disbanded October 30, 1859. On June 23, 1858, a grateful city donated this plot of ground . . . — Map (db m12462) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage
The second world war found river transportation companies continuing service on the Sacramento River while under the restrictions of wartime conditions. In the 1950’s, river commerce consisted of the transportation of barges of bulk grain, . . . — Map (db m16467) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento's Early Waterfront
John Sutter, a central figure in California's gold rush and Sacramento's early development, would hardly recognize his embarcadero today. Located just north of the present I Street bridge, Sutter's landing in 1848 was little more than a . . . — Map (db m113064) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — September 11, 2001
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sisters of Mercy
During the Gold Rush Days of 1857, the Sisters of Mercy came to Sacramento to care for the children of the miners and to serve the sick and the homeless. In those early days, the Sisters purchased land in the heart of the city to build a school. . . . — Map (db m14839) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sisters of MercyArrival in Sacramento, October 2, 1857
This sculpture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy caring for those in need to the greater Sacramento region. Mary Baptist Russell, California Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, is depicted here as a woman of vision, courage . . . — Map (db m14840) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 1013 — Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast
This is the site of the first church building associated with an African American religious congregation on the Pacific Coast. The church was the Methodist Church of Colored People of Sacramento City, formally organized in 1850. In 1851 the . . . — Map (db m4327) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 869 — Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento
Sacramento’s first county courthouse, formerly located on this site, served as California’s State Capital from January 16, 1852 to May 4, 1852 for the third session of the legislature and from March 1, 1854 to May 15, 1854 for the fifth session. . . . — Map (db m14803) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 654 — Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast
Site of the first Jewish Synagogue owned by a congregation on the Pacific Coast on 7th Street between L and Capital Avenue — Map (db m14991) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Site of the Ridge Home - Sacramento's First Mercy Hospital
On June 24, 1895 the Sisters of Mercy responded to the healthcare needs of the people of Sacramento by acquiring the Ridge Home, a small private hospital, from two local physicians. In 1896, the Sisters broke ground for the construction of a larger . . . — Map (db m91585) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex
This complex of hoofed animal exhibits is dedicated in memory of Anthony A. “Hank” Spencer Zoo Superintendent – 1942 – 1972 “Hank’s” dedication to the Sacramento Zoo provided numerous . . . — Map (db m113463) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — St. Elizabeth Portuguese National Church
Established 1909, Dedicated 1913 Designated Point of Historical Interest February 18, 19883 Calif. Dept. of Parks & Recreation (Reg. Sac - 006) Oldest Portugese National Church West of New England Plaque by Portuguese Historical & . . . — Map (db m91856) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — St. George Hotel
[Front of Marker] ST.GEORGE HOTEL Dedicated March 19, 2005 SACRAMENTO By James Streetsky First Northern Bank The Firehouse Restaurant Rotary Club of Sacramento Burnett & Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Co. – Since . . . — Map (db m14810) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sutter's FortThis Tree Came From Kandern, Baden, Germany — The Birthplace of General John A Sutter
The Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West planted it on July 19, 1939. and dedicated it September 9, 1948, on the occasion of the celebration of Admission Day and the Centenary of the founding of the modern City of Sacramento. — Map (db m11886) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sutterville Brewery
Site of a two story brick building built for Robert H. Vance of San Francisco in 1853. One of five brick structures erected that year, it was first occupied as a store. Almost coincident with the founding of Camp Union in 1861, it was taken over by . . . — Map (db m58583) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic
In Memory of the 17 Doctors who died while caring for victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic in Sacramento [Left Column Dr. W. Carpenter (Age 26), Dr. Horatio Cobb (Age 30), Dr. R.S. Girard (Age 35), Dr. Pliney P. Green (age 41), Dr. . . . — Map (db m12485) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Bennett BrothersProsper, Leonard & Josiah
Arrived in Sacramento in 1850 from Mankato, Minnesota Leaving their brother Pharis to rest in Genoa, Nevada Prosper & Esther settled near Verona in Sutter County to farm in 1852 Members of the Bennett Family and Friends buried here are: Prosper . . . — Map (db m14101) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Birth Place of the Railroads
“The Docks” area is significant in that California’s first railroad began here. Railroads have directly influenced the development of the southern waterfront for more than 100 years. The Sacramento Valley Rail Road, the pioneer steam . . . — Map (db m16727) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The California Peace Officers MemorialIn Tribute
Since statehood, the people of California have sought and cherished a quality of life unsurpassed in this great nation. There have been among us those who chose to serve as peace officers and when called upon unselfishly gave more than we have the . . . — Map (db m14814) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Civil War Memorial Grove
THIS GROVE OF TREES as saplings, transplanted from southern battlefields was dedicated to the memory of UNION VETERANS of the CIVIL WAR and presented to the State of California — Map (db m14827) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 745 — The Coloma Road
Sutter’s Fort, established by Capt. John A. Sutter in August 1839, marked the Western end of the Coloma Road. Opened in 1847, this road ran from the Fort to Sutter’s sawmill at Coloma. Used by James W. Marshall in January 1848 to bring the news of . . . — Map (db m11897) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Docks
“The Docks” has had a remarkably varied occupational history. Gold Rush immigrants camped along the riverbank. In the following years, a limited number of individuals and families lived in the area in private residences and lodging . . . — Map (db m16511) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Dunn Mansion
This colonial style revival structure was built in 1900 for Chauncy H. Dunn and his family. Mr. Dunn was a prominent attorney, who represented several important clients including the William Land estate. The building was originally located on . . . — Map (db m98062) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Fireman’s Plot
“First in Danger and Always Ready” This inscription, engraved on a silver trumpet presented to Engine Company No. 3 in 1853, a token of appreciation, perhaps best describes Sacramento’s gallant volunteer fire department as a . . . — Map (db m56324) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The First Brick Building in Sacramento
The Bridge Lunch Restaurant was the last of a long line of restaurants, saloons and boardinghouses located at, or nearby, 1323 Front Street, the first brick structure in the city. George Zins, a native of Searsburg, Lorraine, started a brick-making . . . — Map (db m16728) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The First Hundred Years are the Hardest
When Sacramento bought steam pumpers the volunteers could not keep their steam? up, so they hired professional firemen. Since March 30, 1872, Sacramento paid firemen have always been the first to respond to any crisis. New Helvetia Chapter No. 5, . . . — Map (db m38318) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The G.A.R. Memorial Plot
Sacramento City CemeteryThe GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC Memorial Plot was originally located in the New Helvetia Cemetery at the corner of 31st and J Streets, a plot donated to the Sumner Post No.3 by the owner and proprietor John Wesley Reeves. . . . — Map (db m12411) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Guy West Bridge
Named in honor of Dr. Guy A. West Founding President of Sacramento State College (1947 – 1966) Under his guidance and dedicated leadership, the university grew from four faculty and fewer than two hundred students to a . . . — Map (db m19578) HM

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