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Historical Markers in Elk Grove, California

 
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Elk Grove is in Sacramento County
      Sacramento County (329)  
ADJACENT TO SACRAMENTO COUNTY
      Amador County (183)  
      Contra Costa County (454)  
      El Dorado County (186)  
      Placer County (209)  
      San Joaquin County (96)  
      Solano County (97)  
      Sutter County (10)  
      Yolo County (64)  
 
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1California (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
2California (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
3California (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
4California (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
5California (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
6California (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
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7California (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
8California (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
9California (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
10California (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
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022