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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rancho Cordova, California
Location of Rancho Cordova, California
► Sacramento County (284) ► Amador County (174) ► Contra Costa County (380) ► El Dorado County (179) ► Placer County (206) ► San Joaquin County (77) ► Solano County (95) ► Sutter County (10) ► Yolo County (62)
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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|
|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|
|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)|
| 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|
| [Marker 1:]
In Dedication to the Men and Women
of Mather AFB
For 75 years of service to the
nation and the community.
In Tribute to the Navigators
Who Trained at Mather AFB
To their skill to set . . . — — Map (db m57287) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| From Prairie to Park
Prior to the arrival of Europeans in the late 1700s, this area was an open prairie, where roaming herds of elk and deer grazed on perennial grasses. By the late1800s, nearly all of the grasslands had been divided up . . . — — Map (db m90234) HM|