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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Davis, California

 
Clickable Map of Yolo County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Yolo County, CA (64) Colusa County, CA (15) Lake County, CA (27) Napa County, CA (89) Sacramento County, CA (328) Solano County, CA (97) Sutter County, CA (10)  YoloCounty(64) Yolo County (64)  ColusaCounty(15) Colusa County (15)  LakeCounty(27) Lake County (27)  NapaCounty(89) Napa County (89)  SacramentoCounty(328) Sacramento County (328)  SolanoCounty(97) Solano County (97)  SutterCounty(10) Sutter County (10)
Woodland is the county seat for Yolo County
Davis is in Yolo County
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1California (Yolo County), Davis — After a Fire, the City of Davis is Created
A disastrous fire on November 13, 1916 destroyed much of the two block long downtown business district. The fire started that morning near what is now the corner of G and 3rd Streets, and fierce north winds fanned the flames all day. . . . Map (db m144738) HM
2California (Yolo County), Davis — Briggs Reservoir
A relic of an early agricultural experiment - the first underground irrigation system in the Central Valley. The structure was built by Davisville pioneer George Gregg Briggs to irrigate several hundred acres of orchards and vineyards. . . . Map (db m61371) HM
3California (Yolo County), Davis — Davis Cemetery Veterans MemorialPost 6949 V.F.W.
In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives For Our Freedom World War I Virgil W. Agard · Charles V. Alford · Harry Bauer · W.H. Bellows · Thurston R. Chamberlain · Edward C. Delray · Claude J. Dince · Percy C. Eugene · Oliver O. Grayson . . . Map (db m91434) WM
4California (Yolo County), Davis — Davis Cooperative Centennial, 1887-1987
The Davisville Almond Growers Association was formed on January 31, 1897. Thus began the first century of cooperative enterprise in Davis. That group of Davis growers became leaders in the creation of Blue Diamond Growers; now, one of the . . . Map (db m162583) HM
5California (Yolo County), Davis — Davis Library Building
This historic Davis Library Building was moved in 1988 from its original site at 117 F Street, where the library served Davis from 1911 to 1968. It was the first Yolo County Public Library Branch.Map (db m144244) HM
6California (Yolo County), Davis — Davis SubwayRichards Blvd. Underpass
Built in 1917-18, this entrance to Davis is among the oldest surviving examples of I-beam construction on a railroad grade separation. The underpass was part of the Lincoln Highway. The bicycle bore was added in 1978. Listed in the National Register . . . Map (db m57189) HM
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7California (Yolo County), Davis — Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion604 Second Street
Built in 1871-75 for William Dresbach, Davisville's first postmaster. The mansion was home to the Hunts and Boyers from 1899-1973. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the large mansion property originally included a tankhouse, . . . Map (db m57159) HM
8California (Yolo County), Davis — First Bicycle Lanes in Davis
In the early 1960's, conflicts between bicyclists and vehicles were increasing as Davis and UC Davis both grew rapidly. Petitions from residents requested the creation of bicycle lanes and bike parking as the town developed. In 1965, local . . . Map (db m156227) HM
9California (Yolo County), Davis — First Train Arrives in Davisville
In 1864 it was determined that the Central Pacific Rail Road would extend eastward from Sacramento over the Donner Summit route to become part of the transcontinental rail line. Planners for the California Pacific Rail Road Company decided to . . . Map (db m144744) HM
10California (Yolo County), Davis — From Reclimation to RestorationIf you build it, they will come
We can help reverse the trend of decreasing wildlife populations by restoring habitat: the food, water and shelter needed by all living creatures. The vast wetlands once found in the Yolo Basin were “reclaimed” (drained and converted to farmland) . . . Map (db m200823) HM
11California (Yolo County), Davis — Historic City Hall226 F Street
Built in 1938, this Spanish Colonial Revival building originally housed Davis City Hall and the Fire Dept. Later home to the Police Dept. Converted into a restaurant in 2005, City Hall exemplifies adaptive reuse of a historic property.Map (db m52581) HM
12California (Yolo County), Davis — Lake Spafford
Lake Spafford occupies a segment of the original main channel of Putah Creek. The creek, named after a settlement of the local Patwin Indians, was once part of an extensive network of streams and rivers in California's Central Valley. The rich . . . Map (db m187040) HM
13California (Yolo County), Davis — Lincoln Highway Marker
One of the markers erected by the California Automobile Association in the 1920s to designate the California portion of the Lincoln Highway from New York City to San Francisco. The Highway followed US 40 from Sacramento through Davis via Olive Dr. . . . Map (db m9040) HM
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14California (Yolo County), Davis — Lincoln Highway Marker
This is an original 1928 marker from the Lincoln Highway, the nation's first transcontinental road, which extended from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This segment of the highway, now known as the Avenue of the . . . Map (db m57102) HM
15California (Yolo County), Davis — Old Davis High School
Built in 1927, citizens purchased this entire block for Davis' first high school. The present gym replaced the original that burned down in 1937. In 1981, Old Davis High was rehabilitated as new Davis City Hall. 23 Russell BoulevardMap (db m145172) HM
16California (Yolo County), Davis — Remembering the Terminal Hotel Building
Events in the hotel were central to Davis life for several decades during the 20th Century. This display, along with the brick outline, memorializes the structure's place in Davis history. The line of tan bricks embedded in the sidewalk 12 feet . . . Map (db m91583) HM
17California (Yolo County), Davis — Richard E. Lyng
This Service Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture honors Richard E. Lyng the first Californian to serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1986-1989Map (db m160986) HM
18California (Yolo County), Davis — Site of the First Yolo County Public Library Branch
Contribution by citizens financed the lot purchase and building construction for the Davis Library, which served Davis at this location from 1911 to until 1988. The building was moved to Central Park. Text by the Davis Library . . . Map (db m82064) HM
19California (Yolo County), Davis — Site of the Jerome C. and Mary Chiles Davis Homestead
Two olive and two fig trees survive from the Davis’ prize-winning farm of the 1850’s. Nearby also stand some of the original shingled buildings of the University State Farm, located here in 1906. From this nucleus, the University Farm has grown to . . . Map (db m57220) HM
20California (Yolo County), Davis — Solano House
Dedicated April 23, 1999 SOLANO HOUSE Added Station Apr. 23, 1860 - Sept. 8 1861 By First Northern Bank William & Linda Bernheim The Rotary Clubs of Davis UC Davis - Cal Aggie Alumni Association Davis Enterprise - McNaughton . . . Map (db m24606) HM
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21California (Yolo County), Davis — SP Depot
Five years after the University Farm opened in 1908, this Mission Revival station was built by Southern Pacific to replace the original Davisville depot, which had served passengers since 1868. Listed in the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m144858) HM
22California (Yolo County), Davis — The Bentley House513 F Street — Old North Davis Historic Resource Home —
You are standing in what was the north grain field on the original Jerome Davis farm (1858). This home was constructed at the edge of Davis in 1910 by local builder James Elzy Wire. It is a fine example of the craftsman bungalow, and because of its . . . Map (db m156224) HM
23California (Yolo County), Davis — Varsity Theatre
Built in 1949-50 to replace the original Davis Varsity, located one block east. The current Varsity Theatre exemplifies Streamline Moderne architecture, which emphasizes smooth curves and horizontal lines to give a feeling of speed.Map (db m145762) HM
 
 
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Sep. 25, 2022