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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sacramento County, California

Clickable Map of Sacramento County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Sacramento County, CA (390) Amador County, CA (184) Contra Costa County, CA (477) El Dorado County, CA (267) Placer County, CA (209) San Joaquin County, CA (138) Solano County, CA (114) Sutter County, CA (10) Yolo County, CA (65)  SacramentoCounty(390) Sacramento County (390)  AmadorCounty(184) Amador County (184)  ContraCostaCounty(477) Contra Costa County (477)  ElDoradoCounty(267) El Dorado County (267)  PlacerCounty(209) Placer County (209)  SanJoaquinCounty(138) San Joaquin County (138)  SolanoCounty(114) Solano County (114)  SutterCounty(10) Sutter County (10)  YoloCounty(65) Yolo County (65)
Sacramento is the county seat for Sacramento County
Adjacent to Sacramento County, California
      Amador County (184)  
      Contra Costa County (477)  
      El Dorado County (267)  
      Placer County (209)  
      San Joaquin County (138)  
      Solano County (114)  
      Sutter County (10)  
      Yolo County (65)  
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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 California, Sacramento County, Citrus Heights, Grand Oaks — 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
6 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
7 California, Sacramento County, Elk Grove — Elk Grove History
Gold South Of Elk Grove In 1847! History books claim that gold was first discovered in the greater Sacramento area by James Marshall in 1848. There is another story that indicates that the first discovery of gold was a bit closer to Elk . . . Map (db m193829) HM
8 California, Sacramento County, Elk Grove — Elk Grove History
The Origins of Elk Grove's Name There is some speculation on the origins of Elk Grove's name. Was it inspired by the elk that roamed the area or a city in Missouri? Regardless of the source for his inspiration, James Hall settled in . . . Map (db m193864) HM
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9 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 InteriorMap (db m18040) HM
10 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
11 California, Sacramento County, Elk Grove — 145-2 — James HallElk Grove House — Founder of Elk Grove —
James W. Hall, his wife Sarah, sons John, Henry, Thomas, William, and daughter Anne, traveled west from McHenry County, Illinois to Hangtown (now Placerville) with the Upper Mississippi Ox Company. After traveling over 2000 miles, they arrived . . . Map (db m219688) HM
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
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18 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
19 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
20 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
21 California, Sacramento County, Fair Oaks, Hoffman Acres — Sept. 11, 2001 MemorialWe Remember
This memorial is dedicated with appreciation to the firefighters, police officers, and emergency personnel who unselfishly gave their lives while aiding their fellow men following the unprecedented act of terrorism against this country on September . . . Map (db m52741) WM
22 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — An Electrifying Past
On July 13, 1895, the electricity generated here and transmitted to Sacramento signaled the start of a nationwide change in the way we would light our homes and power our civilization. As this hydroelectric power plant was the first of its kind . . . Map (db m192580) HM
23 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
24 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Cutting Edge Technology
By the 1920's this building housed a machine shop, superintendent's office, and automotive garage. The superintendent oversaw the daily operation of the power plant complex, directing the work of both power plant and dam operators in . . . Map (db m192567) HM
25 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Folsom City Reported missing
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
26 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
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27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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 . . . Map (db m15613) HM
31 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
32 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Forebay
Two miles upriver, the Folsom Water Power Company dam diverted water from the American River into a canal for delivery to this forebay. Intentionally constructed at an angle to the canal, the forebay serves a number of different functions. Wood . . . Map (db m192550) HM
33 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 MallMap (db m14378) HM
34 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Kuntz Memorial Field
Dr. Jim And Bea Kuntz came to Folsom in 1963 with their three boys Jim, Charles, and Jeffrey. Tim, their fourth son was born in Folsom at Twin Lakes hospital. Dr. Kuntz had just finished his residency in family practice at Indiana University when . . . Map (db m192734) HM
35 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
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36 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Lower Powerhouse
Constructed in 1897, the lower powerhouse is designed to produce additional electricity during periods of drought. Due to the 25-foot drop from the main powerhouse to the lower powerhouse, the same water could be reutilized to generate an . . . Map (db m192735) HM
37 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Main Powerhouse
In July 1895, this was one of the few places in California or the United States where you could hear the hum and buzz of industrial scale electricity being generated. Where only a short time ago gold miners washed pans of gravel in search of . . . Map (db m194136) HM
38 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
39 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
40 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — New Uses on the Rail YardFolsom Historic District
On April 19, 1877, the Sacramento Valley Railroad consolidated with the Folsom and Placerville Railroad to form the Sacramento and Placerville Pailroad. All machine work was transferred to Sacramento and the Folsom machine shop closed in 1878. In . . . Map (db m143782) HM
41 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 . . . Map (db m706) HM
42 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
43 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
44 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Pushing Electrons
Successfully transmitting electricity long distance to Sacramento required the use of voltage step up transformers. High voltage Alternating Current travels farther with less loss of power. The first transformers raised the 800 volt output . . . Map (db m192553) HM
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45 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Sacramento Valley RailroadFolsom Historic District
Completed in 1856, the Sacramento Valley Railroad from Sacramento to Folsom was one of the first railroads constructed west of the Mississippi. The route was surveyed by Theodore Judah, a civil engineer from New York who envisioned a . . . Map (db m143784) HM
46 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Site of Car/Carpenter Shop (1863)Folsom Historic District
Site of the car/carpenter shop, constructed in 1863 as a workshop where railroad cars and other rolling stock were built. The building was demolished in 1895 and the bricks were reused at the Folsom powerhouse.Map (db m143683) HM
47 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Southern Pacific Railroad Superintendent's House
This house was built around 1915 for the railroad section superintendent and his family. From here the superintendent oversaw Folsom Junction railroad operations until the late 1950's. The superintendent's house is listed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m209954) HM
48 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Founded 1857Map (db m16245) HM
49 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
50 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Turning Locomotives in FolsomFolsom Historic District
Over time there have been five turntables used to turn locomotives, (like the one pictured above), around at the Folsom Rail Yard. The first turntable was put in place in 1856, with replacement turntables constructed in 1867, 1882, 1891, and 1910. . . . Map (db m143675) HM
51 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
52 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — W.L. Perkins WarehouseFolsom Historic District
On approximately this site, a freight warehouse and depot was constructed in April 1860. The brick freight depot measured 30 feet by 100 feet and was leased by W. L. Perkins, a merchant specializing in freight. The building was used for the storage . . . Map (db m143681) HM
53 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Wells Fargo and Company
Early day assay office and home of Wells Fargo and Co. 1860Map (db m37112) HM
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54 California, Sacramento County, Folsom — Who is Fisher?
FISHER is a very popular American Black Bear who resides at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. He's been a resident since 1995 and during his years at the z0o sanctuary, he's contributed his awesome bear skills! Fisher was born in December, . . . Map (db m192705) HM
55 California, Sacramento County, Folsom, Lake Natoma Shores — 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
56 California, Sacramento County, Folsom, Lake Natoma Shores — 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
57 California, Sacramento County, Folsom, Represa — Johnny Cash Trail
The City of Folsom has a rich history beginning with the 49ers during California's great gold rush. It was the site of the west's first railroad and the world's first long-distance transmission of electricity. For thousands of years prior, the area . . . Map (db m192774) HM WM
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 California, Sacramento County, Galt — Aleck Blue1839 - 1934
The ancestral land given to Miwok headman Aleck Blue at this cemetery by employer and friend Pio Valensin for the burial of himself and his lineal descendants is now recognized as rows 14 thru 18 oof the eastern side. Aleck was well known for his . . . Map (db m193827) HM
62 California, Sacramento County, Galt — Cemetery of Children
Old Liberty was a stagecoach stop in the north east section of San Joaquin County. It linked lower Sacramento to the gold country. As the weary pioneers would pass through Liberty they buried their loved ones here and several of them were children . . . Map (db m141106) HM
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63 California, Sacramento County, Galt — 11 — Don Ray BuildingGalt Area Historical Site Marker
Don Ray Building 1869Map (db m72334) HM
64 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
65 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 countryMap (db m72339) WM
66 California, Sacramento County, Galt — St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Historic St. Luke’s Built 1884 ˜ organized as an Episcopal Mission 1901 100 yr. Celebration 12/16/84Map (db m90230) HM
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 California, Sacramento County, Isleton — After the Gold Rush
When gold was discovered in 1848, around 300,000 people came to California from all over the world. The Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers became highways to the gold country. Fleets of sailing ships and steamboats brought people and . . . Map (db m185609) HM
71 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
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72 California, Sacramento County, Isleton — Hotel Del Rio and Casino Reported missing
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
73 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
74 California, Sacramento County, Isleton — K. Nakano Co. StoreEstablished 1922 · Closed 1942
This dry goods store was owned by Kumataro & Rika Nakano in Isleton's thriving Japantown. The store was closed in 1942 when Executive Order 9066 mandated the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese on the West Coast in isolated internment . . . Map (db m161964) HM
75 California, Sacramento County, Isleton — Mei Wah Building
Established in the 1870's. Formerly a Chinese Brothel, Gambling Hall, And Opium Den.Map (db m161961) HM
76 California, Sacramento County, Isleton — The Explosion of the Yosemite
On October 12, 1865 the town of Rio Vista gained brief national attention when Sacramento's newest and most luxurious river steamboat, Yosemite, burst a boiler in her starboard side. Yosemite was bound down river for San Francisco . . . Map (db m185611) HM
77 California, Sacramento County, Isleton — The Monitor
"Barge Burnt - On Friday afternoon last, the barge Monitor, bound for Sacramento, was burnt and sunk two miles below Rio Vista. This barge was built of the hull of the steamer Monitor, the machinery having been removed and the hulk . . . Map (db m185610) HM
78 California, Sacramento County, Locke — Locke
The largest, most complete, example of a rural agricultural Chinese-American community in the United States Prior to 1915 this area consisted of four buildings and was part of the Locke Ranch known as "Lockeport". The name was later shortened to . . . Map (db m151428) HM
79 California, Sacramento County, Locke — Locke / 樂居镇
Locke has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Locke Historic District is the largest and most complete example of . . . Map (db m162018) HM
80 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
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81 California, Sacramento County, Locke — Locke, California
Researched by Martha Esch, copyright 2016. '17 Citations verified by J'aime Rubio For hundreds of years when the Sacramento Delta was a swamp, nearly the size of Rhode Island, Native Americans inhabited this area. Burial mounds of the . . . Map (db m151239) HM
82 California, Sacramento County, Locke — Welcome to Locke★ You are here!
Locke was founded in 1915 after fire destroyed most of the Chinese neighborhood in nearby Walnut Grove. The Chinese who lived in that community decided that it was time to establish a town of their own. After the fire, a group of Chinese merchants . . . Map (db m151238) HM
83 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
84 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
85 California, Sacramento County, McClellan Park, Sacramento McClellan Airport — Bachelors' Barracks and Post ExchangeBuilding No. 10
This imposing building originally served the dual function of housing bachelor military personnel and providing a commercial center for the Sacramento Air Depot. If Headquarters was considered the heart of the base by visitors, the building that . . . Map (db m227482) HM
86 California, Sacramento County, McClellan Park, Sacramento McClellan Airport — Base HospitalBuilding No. 3
The base hospital, built in 1938, was the second building completed at the Sacramento Air Depot. The hospital provided services to all depot personnel, including the delivery of the first baby born on the base in 1939. The hospital building conveys . . . Map (db m227485) HM
87 California, Sacramento County, McClellan Park, Sacramento McClellan Airport — FirehouseBuilding No. 4
The firehouse was the fourth administrative building completed at the Sacramento Air Depot. The function of the fire- house perfectly suited the early International and Moderne styles used throughout the depot, with the hose tower on the southeast . . . Map (db m227477) HM
88 California, Sacramento County, McClellan Park, Sacramento McClellan Airport — Rapid Area Maintenance Team
Dedicated with pride to civilian members of the Rapid Area Maintenance Team who gave their lives in the line of duty - Saigon, South Vietnam, June 25, 1965 Leon C. Forcum • John N. Kilzer • Floyd R. McKinney • Leo D. NelsonMap (db m227481) WM
89 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 5-15-98Map (db m2033) HM
90 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) Hamilton with the first eastward . . . Map (db m2034) HM
91 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)
92 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova — Mills Station"Along our Heritage Corridor"
The heritage of Rancho Cordova is deeply rooted in the historic corridor which passes this location, blazed by dreamers heading east from Sacramento to early gold mining towns in search of fame and fortune in 1849. It is one of the most historic . . . Map (db m214468) HM
93 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova — Pony ExpressRiders 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
94 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
95 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova — Sacramento Valley Railroad"First in the West"
In 1852, shortly after the Gold Rush, forward-thinking businessmen led by Charles Wilson incorporated the Sacramento Valley Railroad (SVRR), the first railroad west of Missouri. Wilson hired 28-year old Theodore Judah to design the alignment which . . . Map (db m214498) HM
96 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova — The Lincoln Highway"America's First Transcontinental Road"
The Lincoln Highway was conceived in 1912 and promoted by American industrialists determined to create one transcontinental highway from existing paths, trails and city streets. Spear-headed by the Lincoln Highway Association, the route was . . . Map (db m214505) HM
97 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova — The Pony Express"Connecting the Country"
The famed Pony Express was an overland mail service delivering messages, newspapers, mail, and small packages from St. Joseph, Missouri, across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada to Sacramento by horseback, using a . . . Map (db m214501) HM
98 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova, Mather — 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
99 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova, Mather — 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
100 California, Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova, Mather — 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

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Sep. 23, 2023