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Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West Historical Markers

The NSGW was formed by Albert Maver Winn in 1875 to preserve the California historic buildings and sites of the Gold Rush and prior. The only requirement to be a member is to have been born in California. The sister organization, NDGW, followed soon thereafter.
Alameda City Hall Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, December 8, 2012
Alameda City Hall Marker
1 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda City Hall
This city hall is one of oldest operating city hall buildings in the State of California. It was constructed in 1895 in the Romanesque style and has been in continual use as a city hall since its completion. Original construction: Building . . . Map (db m62216) HM
2 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda Lodge No. 1015
Alameda Lodge No. 1015 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was formed by 25 Alameda residents who were members of Oakland Lodge No. 171. The Lodge was instituted on March 17, 1906 and it received its charter from the Grand Lodge on July . . . Map (db m79864) HM
3 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 440 — Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad
[Center and Main Marker:] This plaque marks the terminus of the First Transcontinental Passenger train that started in New York City and terminated at Alameda Point Pier on September 6, 1869. Erected by the U.S. Naval Air . . . Map (db m150959) HM
4 California, Alameda County, Alameda — GPY-140-02 — Clark Memorial BenchMy Dumb Friends Bench
Donated to the city of Alameda in 1920 by Park Avenue resident Isabella Derby Clark, this concrete bench was designed by Myrtle Maillot. Mrs. Clark was a proponent of animal welfare. The inscription "In memory of my dumb friends" is a reference to . . . Map (db m101553) HM
5 California, Alameda County, Alameda — First Presbyterian Church
Organization of the First Presbyterian Church of Alameda began in 1864. By 1865, the church had 12 charter members. Traveling ministers delivered Sunday sermons until 1867 when Reverend Nash was installed as the first pastor. The first sanctuary . . . Map (db m62217) HM
6 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 26 — Meyers House
The Meyers House was erected in 1897. This Colonial Revival style home was designed by and built for prominent East Bay architect Henry H. Meyers. It served as the family residence from 1897 to 1993. Meyers designed the Posey Tunnel Portals, . . . Map (db m79862) HM
7 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1029 — The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air StationPier No. 3 — USS Hornet —
On April 1, 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers were hoisted to the flight deck of the carrier Hornet and parked there, while moored at Pier No. 3 at U.S. Naval Station in Alameda. The B-25 detachment consisted of seventy officers and one hundred thirty . . . Map (db m29431) HM
8 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Webster House
This home built in 1854 for John Nelson Webster and Caroline Webster is Alameda’s oldest house. The house is a primary example of Gothic Revival architecture by renowned architect Andrew Jackson Downing. The house was prefabricated in New York, . . . Map (db m78903) HM
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9 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove
[Marker #1] In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War C T Vinther • J T Gimbel • A H Ohman Berkeley Parlor No 210 Native Sons of the Golden West [Marker #2] This Tree . . . Map (db m221928) HM
10 California, Alameda County, Castro Valley — 776 — Site of First Public School in Castro Valley
This site was part of the original Don Castro Land Grant. In 1866 pioneer settler Josiah Grover Brickell made a land grant of this site for “educational purposes only” and paid the teacher’s salary, who taught children by day, in a one . . . Map (db m100557) HM
11 California, Alameda County, Emeryville — Oakland Ball Park
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12 California, Alameda County, Fremont, Mission San Jose — Founding of Mission San Jose
This tablet dedicated May 30, 1947 as part of ceremonies commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Mission San Jose by Father Fermin Lasuen, June 11, 1797.Map (db m162158) HM
13 California, Alameda County, Fremont, Mission San Jose — 334 — Mission San José
At the Ohlone Indian village of Oroysom, Padre Fermín Francisco de Lasuén founded this fourteenth of twenty-one Franciscan missions June 11, 1797. Taught by Padre Narciso Durán, the Ohlone Orchestra and Choir became famous. By 1830 almost 2,000 . . . Map (db m100551) HM
14 California, Alameda County, Hayward — 141-09 — Lone Tree Cemetery
According to legend, in 1790, a young Spanish couple looking for food and lodging arrived at Don Guillermo Castro’s hacienda. After eating, the couple was directed to a lone tree, atop a nearby hill, so they could enjoy the view of the area. Later . . . Map (db m176285) HM
15 California, Alameda County, Hayward — NSGW Hall - Eden Parlor No. 113Former Site
This is the former site of Eden Parlor No. 113 N.S.G.W. Hall 1890 to 1936Map (db m94223) HM
16 California, Alameda County, Hayward — Rancho San Lorenzo
Original site of corrals of Don Guillermo Castro and part of 26,722 acre grant of Rancho San Lorenzo made by Governor Michaeltorena, 1842. Rancho adobe stood on present site of City Hall. Castro’s wife was Marie Luisa Peralta, daughter of grantee . . . Map (db m41629) HM
17 California, Alameda County, Livermore — 641 — Concannon Vineyard
Here, in 1883, James Concannon founded the Concannon Vineyard. The quality it achieved in sacramental and commercial wines helped establish Livermore Valley as one of America’s select wine growing districts. Grape cuttings from this vineyard were . . . Map (db m100553) HM
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18 California, Alameda County, Livermore — 241 — Robert LivermoreFirst Settler of Livermore Valley
Born in England 1799 – Died Rancho Las Positas 1858. Arrived in Monterey 1822. Married Josefa Higuera y Puentes 1830. Settled on Rancho Las Positas 1835. “Next to the Mission Fathers, he was the first man to engage himself in the culture of . . . Map (db m199846) HM
19 California, Alameda County, Mountain House — Mountain House SchoolEstablished 1893
Current site constructed 1923 Alameda County, California For the purpose of providing a continuation of essential education and learning Angelita Parlor No. 32, N.D.G.W, Livermore, California Donner Parlor No. 193, N.D.G.W., Byron, . . . Map (db m92924) HM
20 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Joaquin Miller Park — 107 — Joaquin Miller"Poet of the Sierras”
Joaquin Miller, “Poet of the Sierras,” resided on these acres, named by him “The Hights,” from 1886 to 1913. In this building known as The Abbey, he wrote “Columbus” and other poems. The surrounding trees were planted by him and he personally . . . Map (db m100546) HM
21 California, Alameda County, Oakland, Paradise Park — In Memoriam (NSGW WWI Memorial)
In Memoriam of the boys of this district who made the supreme sacrifice Dedicated Sunday July 10th 1921 by Claremont Parlor No. 240 N.S.G.W. and affiliated organizations This plate donated by H.T. BurnsMap (db m136739) WM
22 California, Alameda County, Pleasanton — Johnston Building
Built by George Johnston pioneer landowner and sheepherder in 1896 on portion of Rancho El Valle De San Jose granted by Governor Alvarado to Pico Bernal and Sunol in 1839 later owned by Juana Higuera Bernal a 19th century architectural . . . Map (db m193945) HM
23 California, Alameda County, Pleasanton — Kottinger’s Barn
John W. Kottinger one of pioneer founders and first Justice of the Peace of Pleasanton constructed this adobe brick barn about 1852. So built that part of it could house prisoners brought to justice in his court. Thus serving as Pleasanton’s first . . . Map (db m24592) HM
24 California, Alameda County, Pleasanton — Rancho El Valle de San Jose
This grandstand is located on a portion of the historic Rancho El Valle de San Jose, granted to Pico, Sunol and Bernal by Mexico in 1839 forming part of Mission San Jose lands. Early settlers trained and raced horses here over 100 years ago.Map (db m65971) HM
25 California, Alameda County, Pleasanton — The Pleasanton Hotel
In 1864, five years before the first railroad arrived in Pleasanton, John W. Kottinger demonstrated his faith in Pleasanton”s future by building the communities first hotel, The Farmer’s Hotel. The building was purchased by Henry in 1891 and . . . Map (db m24607) HM
26 California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Old San Leandro — Masonic Temple
On August 21, 1909, the cornerstone (containing the lists of the Grand Officers and past Masters of Eden Lodge, documents relating to the new temple, copies of local newspapers, old coins and a Bible that had been carried by John Hamilton through . . . Map (db m54746) HM
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27 California, Alameda County, San Leandro, Old San Leandro — San Leandro Courthouse Site
Courthouse of Alameda County on this site early months of 1855. Moved here officially on March 10, 1856 by act of Legislature February 8, 1856. Site donated for county purposes by Jose Joaquin Estudillo. Courthouse move to Oakland 1873.Map (db m26411) HM
28 California, Alameda County, Union City — 503 — First County Courthouse
The first court house where Alameda County government began, June 6, 1853. Officials met in two-story wooden building erected by Henry C. Smith and A. M. Church as merchandise store. Seat of government moved to San Leandro in 1856 following vote of . . . Map (db m28910) HM
29 California, Alpine County, Kirkwood — 315 — Kit Carson
On this spot, which marks the summit of the Kit Carson Pass, stood what was known as the Kit Carson Tree on which the famous scout Kit Carson inscribed his name in 1844 when he guided the then Captain John C. Fremont, head of a government exploring . . . Map (db m100568) HM
30 California, Alpine County, Markleeville — Alpine County Courthouse
This building was designed by Frederic J. DeLongchamp, a designer and engineer of mining, born in Reno, Nevada, on June 2, 1882 and educated in Nevada. He designed 500 buildings, libraries, hotels, and post offices in the counties of the State of . . . Map (db m635) HM
31 California, Alpine County, Markleeville — Alpine County Historical Complex
The construction of this historical complex was initiated in 1964, "Alpine County's Centennial Year", by the Historical Society of Alpine County. With concerted effort and fortitude it was completed and duly dedicated as a historical landmark on . . . Map (db m3088) HM
32 California, Alpine County, Markleeville — Snowshoe Thompson Home
John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson (1827-1876) Native of Norway who carried mail across the Sierra Nevada on skis, assisting the needful for twenty years, dwelt and died on this site. Dedicated on June 30, 1990 Native Sons of the Golden . . . Map (db m21301) HM
33 California, Alpine County, Markleeville — Webster School
This building was designed by Frederic J. DeLongchamps, a designer and engineer of mining, born in Reno, Nevada, on June 2, 1882, and educated in Nevada. He designed 500 buildings, including schools, courthouses, commercial structures, and . . . Map (db m3089) HM
34 California, Alpine County, Woodfords — 805 — Woodfords Station
Historic Woodfords Station, the Eastern Sierra gateway to the goldfields of California, way station of the famed Pony Express, and entrance to Carson Pass on the Emigrant Trail to the Sacramento Valley. Beginning in 1849 with the building of the . . . Map (db m195369) HM
35 California, Amador County, Amador City — Imperial Hotel
Present two story brick structure was completed in 1879. Designed as a mercantile store, then converted to hotel and boarding house to accommodate local miners and travelers. Remained in operation until 1927. Walls at the base are twelve bricks . . . Map (db m9005) HM
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36 California, Amador County, Drytown — Drytown
Rich placer mining, 1850’s. Origin of town’s name: Lack of water in nearby creek to wash gold. Many Chinese laborers in fields & mines. East gateway to New Chicago, New Philadelphia, Amador City; Quartz mines: Fremont-Gover & Treasure (1867), Bunker . . . Map (db m74124) HM
37 California, Amador County, Fiddletown — H. C. Farnham House 1855
Hiram C. Farnham built this home for his bride, Eunice Haynes. It overlooked the creek and steam powered sawmill that he built with James McLeod in 1853 to serve the new rich gold strike in Fiddletown. The boomtown was served by six stagecoaches a . . . Map (db m41369) HM
38 California, Amador County, Ione — Buena Vista Store
Buena Vista's store and house situated in Jackson Valley, was built by John Fitzsimmons, then sold to Sam Cook, then to James Norris and afterwards to Jacob and Verona Strohm. Once situated in Lancha Plana it was moved by the Chinese who discovered . . . Map (db m10189) HM
39 California, Amador County, Ione — 788 — Daniel Stewart Co. Store
General merchandise store built by Daniel Stewart in 1856. First brick building erected in Ione Valley from nearby Muletown brick. Ione, once known as "Bed-Bug" and "Freeze-Out” was an important supply center on the main road to the Mother Lode and . . . Map (db m100587) HM
40 California, Amador County, Ione — Ione Brewery
Built in the 1860’s of Ione Brick by Brewers Raab and Huttner. Served as a Brewery for Over 30 Years. In 1907 C.C. Prouty Moved His Creamery to this Site. A Soda Works and Ice Plant Were Installed in 1910. Various Businesses Have Occupied the . . . Map (db m15825) HM
41 California, Amador County, Ione — Ione City Hall
Originally built as the three story commercial hotel in 1864, razed by fire and re-built as a one story building in 1930. Remodeled in 1966 by the City of Ione as its City Hall. Mayor David S. Mason III Councilmen Jack Gasawawy • . . . Map (db m2373) HM
42 California, Amador County, Ione — Ione High School
The first high school in Amador County was erected on this spot in 1903 by the Ione Academy, a private corporation. The original two-story frame structure, built at a cost of $2,287, housed the school until 1939. As a result of the steady growth in . . . Map (db m94743) HM
43 California, Amador County, Ione — Ione Parlor No. 33, N.S.G.W.
This building, built in the year of 1854, was originally a hardware store on the ground floor and a dance hall on the upper floor. Ione Parlor No. 33, N.S.G.W. bought the building in the year 1884 and has continuously owned it and met here . . . Map (db m2380) HM
44 California, Amador County, Ione — Ione's Annual Picnic
In 1876 Ione’s Annual Picnic moved from Shakeley Hill to this location. The 100 acre park is part of an 1840 land grant and was leased to the city by the Howard Estate May 11, 1967. The park during it’s early years hosted many of the important horse . . . Map (db m42400) HM
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45 California, Amador County, Ione — Ione's Chinatown
Looking North from this monument lies 5.22 acres which was originally deeded to Ky Kee, Hop Wah Chung, Quong On Long and Chang Hang Co. in 1883. Known as Chinatown, the community was comprised of stores, homes and a Joss House. At the peak of . . . Map (db m42397) HM
46 California, Amador County, Ione — Quincy - Ione's Sister City
Quincy, located approximately 1 1/2 miles east of here off Mule Creek, was one of the cities within the boundaries of Rancho Arroyo, or the grant, that suddenly appeared in the early 1850's. Don Andreas Pico purchased the grant from Teodosio . . . Map (db m94747) HM
47 California, Amador County, Ione — Scully Ranch
Property settled by J. P. Martin in 1848. Home built circa 1852. Purchased in 1882 by William Scully, who arrived from Ireland in 1854. The Scully family has owned and operated the ranch for five generations. Present owners are Robert and Etta . . . Map (db m42398) HM
48 California, Amador County, Ione — Steam Flour Mill
Built in 1856 by Thomas Rickey Yearly grind 4000 Tons Barley – Oats – CornMap (db m42401) HM
49 California, Amador County, Ione — 137-10 — The Dutschke Ranch
Two German orphaned immigrant brothers come to the United States of America. One of them, John Hermann Deutschke finds his way to California and marries Maria Agnes Winter who was widowed on the journey west. In 1862, he purchases the first of . . . Map (db m176165) HM
50 California, Amador County, Ione — The Heirloom
Built circa 1863, this imposing residence with its classical columns, two-storied gallery, French window and fan transom, is an important local representative of the Greek Revival tradition in America. The house, constructed of locally fired brick, . . . Map (db m94748) HM
51 California, Amador County, Jackson — Argonaut Mine
On the hill to your right stand the remains of the Argonaut Mine gallus (headframe), beneath which 47 miners were lost when a fire broke out deep in the main shaft on August 27, 1922. At that time the Argonaut was one of the deepest gold mines in . . . Map (db m94781) HM
52 California, Amador County, Jackson — 39 — Butte Store
Constructed by Italian stone mason in 1857. Served pioneer settlers and miners as post office and general store later later known as Ginocchio's.Map (db m100579) HM
53 California, Amador County, Jackson — 141-16 — Constitution Saloon
This building was constructed circa 1860 as the Constitution Saloon, making it one of the oldest, permanent buildings in Jackson. First owned by William A. Phoenix, the first sheriff of Amador County, the brick and stone structure survived the . . . Map (db m176164) HM
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54 California, Amador County, Jackson — 2010-08 — Excelsior Parlor 31Native Sons of the Golden West
Excelsior Parlor #31 was organized near this site on June 28, 1884. The building was the site of See & Marshall’s Circus lot in 1851, the Fireman’s Hall from 1850 through 1862 and Mat Ryan’s Saloon until purchased by the Native Sons of the Golden . . . Map (db m71556) HM
55 California, Amador County, Jackson — Hangman's Tree
Here stood in early days the Hangman’s Tree This marker placed by Ursula Parlor No.1 N.D.G.W July 24, 1937Map (db m27881) HM
56 California, Amador County, Jackson — Jackson
In 1848, was a village of huts and tents called "Bottileas” by the Mexicans from the bottles strewn about by those who tarried here. In 1849, it was named Jackson for Colonel Jackson an early day resident. In 1853, Amador . . . Map (db m72060) HM
57 California, Amador County, Jackson — Jackson Fire Bell
This trusty bell served Jackson faithfully for over 70 years. Located in tower near courthouse. Warning of fire or other peril. Dedicated July 8, 1989 by Amador County Historical Society and Excelsior . . . Map (db m19750) HM
58 California, Amador County, Jackson — Kennedy Mining and Milling Company1860 - 1942
In the late 1850’s, Andrew Kennedy discovered gold in an outcropping of quartz. The mine produced over $34.2 million in gold, making it one of the richest gold mines in the world. With a depth of 5,912 feet, it was the deepest mine in North America . . . Map (db m19797) HM
59 California, Amador County, Jackson — Law Office
Law office built circa 1860 by United States Senator from California James F. Farley Law office of Angelo De PaoliMap (db m42456) HM
60 California, Amador County, Jackson — 34 — Pioneer Hall
The Order or Native Daughters of the Golden West was organized on these premises The site of the Pioneer Hall on September 1, 1886. This tablet is placed In memory of the founding of the order by Ursula Parlor No. 1, . . . Map (db m28039) HM
61 California, Amador County, Jackson — Sesquicentennial Court House Site
Voters on July 17, 1854, selected Jackson as the county seat of the new County of Amador, born that June 14 after a spirited election. Fulfilling their promise, the Jackson town trustees, at no county expense, financed construction of the first . . . Map (db m27910) HM
62 California, Amador County, Jackson — St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church was erected in 1894. It is the first Serbian Orthodox church built in the U.S. Rev. Sebastian Dabovich, first Priest in this parish. Born in S.F. & reared in nearby Plymouth. Inspired his people in the early 1890’s & . . . Map (db m11514) HM
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63 California, Amador County, Jackson — The Court House Well
Under This Tablet Is The Court House Well Dug in 1851, 52 feet in depth For generations it was a main source of domestic water for the community. “Gone is the ancient equipment but still the living water flows.” . . . Map (db m27908) HM
64 California, Amador County, Jackson — University of California Foothill Field Station1888 – 1903
The Foothill Station became the first University of California qualifying outlying station funded jointly by federal, state and local county sources in March 1888. The station was developed under the patronage of Senator A. Caminetti of Jackson. . . . Map (db m72065) HM
65 California, Amador County, Jackson — Wells Fargo Building
First structure on site built in 1851. Bar portion of building erected in 1856 as drug store. Wells Fargo Express Agency moved to store briefly in 1887. Two story section built in 1858, used as a general store. Easterly one story section built in . . . Map (db m27857) HM
66 California, Amador County, Martell — To The Memory of Mike ToveyWells Fargo Messenger
Michael (“Mike”) Tovey, Wells Fargo Messenger was killed and DeWitt Clinton Radcliff, stage driver injured on this spot, June 15, 1893, by a lone bandit who attempted to hold up the regular six-horse stage on the old Ione - Jackson Stage . . . Map (db m41555) HM
67 California, Amador County, Pioneer — 141-17 — Ham's Station
Established as Foster’s Trading Post in 1855, this building was constructed in 1862 when this area was known as Spring Valley. It later became Smith’s Hotel which boasted a “carpeted parlor for the ladies.” The building and the 640-acre homestead . . . Map (db m175870) HM
68 California, Amador County, Plymouth — Forest Home1850's — Stage and Freight Stopover —
Copper mines patented 1873: Peak Outputs: Early 1860’s, 1895-1917, 1943-1947, Township organized 1854. A Methodist center for many years U.S. Postoffice: 1862-1905Map (db m11361) HM
69 California, Amador County, Plymouth — Shenandoah School1879
This bell called the children of Shenandoah Valley to school. The school district was first named Williams after the family with the most children, then changed to Shenandoah in 1916. In 1952 with the creation of the Oro Madre School District . . . Map (db m10350) HM
70 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 1854 · Amador County · 1954
Amador County, carved from Calaveras and El Dorado, was organized July 3, 1854, at the crossroads of Sutter Hill. Act of Legislature, May 11, 1854, set June 17, 1854, as election date for people to vote on such a division, and appointed five . . . Map (db m11222) HM
71 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Brignoli Building1858
Built of native greenstone by Bartolomeo Brignole for a general store. Operated by his family until 1944.Map (db m29818) HM
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72 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 322 — General John A. SutterSutter Creek
In Memory of General John A. Sutter, benefactor of the Great State of California, who mined here and gave Sutter Creek its name and under whose regime gold was discovered. Also to those pioneer mothers, fathers and miners of the Mother Lode, . . . Map (db m13407) HM
73 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — J. Monteverde General Store Museum
Typical of old country stores at the turn of the century. Opened in 1898. Over its counter and from its shed, the Monteverde Family offered for sale all manner and description of merchandise. The emporium served as a meeting place for housewives, . . . Map (db m8975) HM
74 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 1007 — Knight Foundry
Knight Foundry was established in 1873 to supply heavy equipment and repair facilities to the gold mines and timber industry of the Mother Lode. Samuel N. Knight developed a high speed, cast iron water wheel which was a forerunner of the Pelton . . . Map (db m100590) HM
75 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Levaggi Opera House
The front building built in 1860. The opera house was built on back in 1892 by John and Michael Levaggi, early pioneers and stone masons from Italy. Bricks used were kilned east of Sutter Creek and hauled to the site by twelve mule team. Amapola . . . Map (db m29814) HM
76 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Miners' Bend ParkA Historic Gold Mining Park
Sutter Creek, California Left Panel: Like many communities in the Sierra Foothills, Sutter Creek grew out of the great gold rush of 1849. Thousands of men of every nationality arrived seeking fortunes through toil, sweat, and luck. . . . Map (db m106380) HM
77 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Native Sons Hall
In 1851 first building to be erected on south part of site, was Hanford and Downs General Store. That stores Liberty flag pole, marked center of incorporated town, 1854. In 1865, most of building destroyed by fire. Purchased in 1875 by Giovanni B. . . . Map (db m10744) HM
78 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 147-7 — Old Eureka MineEstablished 1852
The Old Eureka Mine was first opened in 1852 and comprised the Amador, Maxwell, Alpha, and Railroad claims. At various times it was known as the Hayward, Eureka, Hetty Green, Badger and Wolverine, and Amador Consolidated mines. One ore shoot . . . Map (db m240055) HM
79 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — 8 — Pine Woods
One of Sutter Creek’s legends is that John Sutter founded this city in 1846 when he established a sawmill on the creek. But modern researchers have discovered he actually sent men into the Sierra foothills at least by 1844 to a place about four or . . . Map (db m176322) HM
80 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek
On September 4, 1854 Sutter Creek was declared by Judge Marion Gordon an incorporated town. Sutter Creek's limits were one mile square. The center was "The Liberty Flag Pole", atop Main Street (Little Humbug Hill) where the Native Sons Hall stands . . . Map (db m94113) HM
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81 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek Grammar School1871
Learning was revered by Sutter Creek citizens whose school stands as an historic proof of the belief in education.Map (db m28052) HM
82 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek United Methodist Church
In 1861 under leadership of Rev. I.B. Fish this church was built . Trustees incorporated the church as the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1862. Between 1863 and 1867 the Ladies Aid Society gave $1,300 for the back room addition. The steeple was added . . . Map (db m13684) HM
83 California, Amador County, Sutter Creek — Sutter Creek’s First Fire Bell
Within the bell The following is inscribed "Hung by G. Chisholm, Dan Ramazzotti Oct. 18, 1907 Director – F. N. Soracco, F. Warner E. Deacon – Sutter Creek Fire Co. Cast by A. Fulton’s Son and Company Pittsburg, PA. Ordered by . . . Map (db m94750) HM
84 California, Butte County, Berry Creek — Lake Madrone Cemetery
The Berry Creek Cemetery, sometimes referred to as the Lake Madrone Cemetery by local residents, served as a community graveyard for many years. The earliest known date of death for a person interred here is 1875. The cemetery fell into disrepair in . . . Map (db m61683) HM
85 California, Butte County, Centerville — Centerville Cemetery
Main Marker: Burials here date back to the early 1860’s but it was 1900 before the first cemetery association purchased the land from Theodore Willrich and started keeping records. In 1958 a few residents re-formed the organization which . . . Map (db m29709) HM
86 California, Butte County, Centerville — Centerville School
Erected in 1894 by C.H. Hintz this building was used continuously for school purposes until 1966 when due to unification, pupils were bussed into Chico. The first teacher was Miss Ada Woods. Cost of building was $600.Purchased by Centerville . . . Map (db m29692) HM
87 California, Butte County, Chico — General John and Annie K. Bidwell Gravesite
This marks the location of General John and Annie K. Bidwell’s Gravesite Founders and Benefactors of ChicoMap (db m29745) HM
88 California, Butte County, Chico — Honey Run Covered Bridge / Gold Dredge Reported permanently removed
Honey Run Bridge Erected 1894 By George Miller Gold Dredge The first bucket line gold dredge to operate below the covered bridge used this tumbler – 1898.Map (db m29682) HM
89 California, Butte County, Magalia — 771 — The Dogtown Nugget
This marker symbolizes the discovery of the first large gold nugget in California. It was found across this canyon in Willard Gulch April 12, 1859. Weight 54 pounds.Map (db m29663) HM
90 California, Butte County, Oroville — 330 — Bidwell's Bar1853 – 1856
Erected by Argonaut Parlor No. 8 Native Sons of the Golden West and Butte County Board of Supervisors, to designate the site of the second county seat of Butte County - Bidwell's Bar 1853 – 1856. Site of the Court House was 120 yds. west of this . . . Map (db m100598) HM
91 California, Butte County, Oroville — Braselton Home Site
In memory of James D. Braselton his wife Anna C. Braselton and their family The erection of this historical monument marking the site of their home here at Garden Ranch built in 1887 and the Braselton Room in the Oroville . . . Map (db m69789) HM
92 California, Butte County, Oroville — Butte County Court House at Oroville
1956 marks 1st centennial of Butte County Court House at Oroville 3rd county seat of Butte CountyMap (db m61557) HM
93 California, Butte County, Oroville — Completion of 4th Railroad in CaliforniaMiddletown
To Commemorate completion of 4th Railroad in California – Marysville to Oroville, by California Northern Railroad, later the Southern Pacific Co. 1st passenger train February 9 – 1864. Also marks site of Middletown 1854 – 1856.Map (db m190381) HM
94 California, Butte County, Oroville — First Banking Institution in Ophir
This tablet commemorates the establishment of the First Banking Institution in Ophir now Oroville which was located on this site and occupied by McWilliams & Tymeson - G.A. Emery - Geo. Faulkner & Co. 1855-1865 . . . Map (db m25694) HM
95 California, Butte County, Oroville — 141-03 — Gardella-Reece Building
In 1911, Lawrence Gardella, an Oroville native and successful dredge operator, built this commercial structure to replace the historic Gem Saloon as part of Oroville’s prohibition movement, which was one of the finest in its day. The first floor . . . Map (db m219769) HM
96 California, Butte County, Oroville — Gray Nurse Hardware
In 1888, James C. Gray purchased Brock and Tabor Hardware at 1950 Montgomery Street. That purchase included the lot you are standing on now. In 1898 Gray built a 50‘ by 100‘ building to house Ophir Hardware. The original building was a single story, . . . Map (db m176229) HM
97 California, Butte County, Oroville — 139-08 — Historic Oroville Inn
Construction of the Oroville Inn commenced in 1929 and was halted due to the Great Depression. Two hundred local residents, in an impressive display of community, came together to complete the Inn which opened June 1, 1930. They became shareholders . . . Map (db m176288) HM
98 California, Butte County, Oroville — Oregon City Cemetery
In 1864 the Strang family moved to Oregon City. The institution date of the Oregon City Cemetery is unknown, the oldest grave is believed to be August 16, 1878. William H. Strang granted to the inhabitants of Oregon City and vicinity this piece of . . . Map (db m61706) HM
99 California, Butte County, Oroville — Oroville Chinese Cemetery1850 -1944
This cemetery was established in 1850 during the Gold Rush days to serve the Chinese communities of Lava Beds, Bagdad, Bidwell Bar and Ophir City (now Oroville). The last burial here was in 1944.Map (db m61494) HM
100 California, Butte County, Oroville — Pioneer Cemetery
A memorial to those whose burial places in Bidwell Bar Cemetery Enterprise Cemetery And six family plots were moved to make way for the rising waters of Oroville ReservoirMap (db m69793) HM

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