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By S B, circa January 31, 2008
"Hoboken and This is No Jokin" Marker
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — "Hoboken and This is No Jokin"
Hoboken, a tent town in this area, began in early January, 1853 after floods had halted business in Sacramento City. River steamers landed here and hundreds of teams loaded supplies for the mining camps. An election held with 1000 electors produced . . . — Map (db m52709) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — “Cobblestone” Ballast
Sailing ships since the “Gold Rush” laden with supplies and sitting deep in the water just above the river bottom have inched their way slowly up the Sacramento River to Sacramento. After unloading, the ships would risk rolling over . . . — Map (db m16474) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 1854 City Hall and Waterworks
The original building was completed in the spring of 1854 at a cost of $120,000. It housed the City Waterworks, its Superintendent, and Tapper, and the City offices for Mayor, Council, Secretary, Marshall, Police, Collector, Assessor, Surveyor, and . . . — Map (db m16948) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 4th Avenue / Wayne Hultgren Light Rail StationDedicated in Memory of Wayne Hultgren 1918-1999 — "Sacramento's Father of Light Rail"
In 1975 Wayne Hultgren founded the Modern Transit Society of Sacramento to promote public transit as an alternative to the automobile and to alleviate congestion and air pollution. Under his determined leadership, the Modern Transit Society . . . — Map (db m90178) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — A. J. Stevens Monument
[Front of Monument:] Erected To A Friend of Labor By His Coworkers Nov. 28, 1889 [Inscription on West Side of Monument:] Think Look Up And Lift Up [Inscription on Back of Monument:] . . . — Map (db m17351) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Anthony J. “Tom” LoPresti1962 National PGA Pro of the Year
. . . — Map (db m14979) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 606 — B.F. Hastings Bank BuildingWestern Terminus of the Pony Express
This structure, erected in 1852-53, was occupied during the 1850’s by the B.F. Hastings Bank, Wells Fargo and Co., Various state officials, Sacramento Valley Railroad, and the Alta Telegraph Co. during April 1860-May 1861. The Alta Telegraph Co. and . . . — Map (db m11388) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Base HeadquartersBuilding No. 1
Headquarters has long been the heart of the installation. In the 1940s, civilian visitors and military dignitaries arrived at the Sacramento Air Depot through Gate 2, which was located at the end of the landscaped mall you see behind you. This . . . — Map (db m57285) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Blue Diamond Building
This building, the former California Packing Corporation Plant #11, was added to the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES in 1984 for its architecture and its place in California’s agriculture history. It was one of the last operating . . . — Map (db m11865) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 2008-5 — Booth Building
This building was the home of the Booth Company, a wholesale grocery business and its founder Newton Booth, lawyer, writer, lecturer, and politician. Booth served as State Senator 1862-1863, and lived here while Governor of California 1871-1875 and . . . — Map (db m15705) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 967 — California Almond Growers ExchangeAlmond Processing Facility
The California Almond Growers Exchange founded in 1910, was first successful grower-owned co-operative for marketing California almonds. It pioneered in many fields, including almond production, mechanization and marketing. The first structure on . . . — Map (db m11862) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Firefighters Memorial
Honoring men and women of uncommon courage who paid the ultimate price to protect our lives, our families and our dreams — Map (db m14836) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Mexican-American War Memorial
In memory of the American Servicemen of Hispanic descent and all others who sacrificed their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy. — Map (db m15474) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California State Capitol
ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION – 1860 – 1874 Miner F. Butler – Won Design Competition, 1860 Ruben Clark, Supervising Architect, 1860 – 1865 Gordon P. Cummings, Supervising Architect, 1865 – 1870 Kenitzer & . . . — Map (db m14834) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California State Capitol Park
HISTORY When Spanish governors ruled the California territory, its capitol was moved from town to town between San Diego and Monterey. San Jose had already been designated the capitol by the time California was granted statehood in 1850. . . . — Map (db m15017) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California State Indian Museum
This museum dedicated to LOYALTY – COOPERATION – PROGRESS And to the Ideals of AMERICAN DEMOCRACY — Map (db m14078) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 526 — California’s First Passenger Railroad
The Sacramento Valley Railroad running from Sacramento to Folsom, was begun at this site on February 12, 1855. Here, at Third and R Streets, was located the Sacramento passenger terminal. The turntable and freight depot were at Third and Front . . . — Map (db m16056) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 872 — California’s Historic Capitol
The historic Capitol was designed by architects M.F. Butler and Reuben Clark. Its style is an adaption of Roman Corinthian architecture. Work began in 1860 and by late 1869 the Capitol was partly occupied. In 1874, construction ended at a cost of . . . — Map (db m11341) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 666 — Camp Union Sutterville
The 5th Infantry Regiment, California Volunteers, was organized here on 8 October, 1861 and trained by Brevet Brigadier General George W. Bowie for duty in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas against the Confederate forces. Since this was the year of the . . . — Map (db m10825) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 591 — Captain John A. Sutter's Landing
[Main Marker]: Captain John A. Sutter, after coming up the Sacramento River from Yerba Buena in August 1839, landed approximately two hundred feet north of here, at what was then the south bank of the American River. A short time thereafter . . . — Map (db m10522) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Central Pacific’s Other Big Four
When the task of building the C.P.R.R. line over the Sierra provided too much for the Irish, Chinese laborers from Kwantung took over. Called Tze Yap or Four Districts Men, their hard work and perseverance earned them the nickname of “Cholly . . . — Map (db m16941) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Charles A. “Charlie” King1821 – 1857 — Actor – Comedian – Entrepreneur
A native of Jamaica Plains, near Boston, Charley King came to Sacramento in the early 1850’s. He was a member of the theatrical company that opened the American Theater on the evening of September 9, 1851, it’s owner-proprietor was Dr. Volney . . . — Map (db m14037) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862)
Dr. Duncombe was the first physician on record to come to Sacramento. A Native of Stanford, Connecticut, he moved to Upper Canada (now Ontario) to become a landowner and member of Parliament. Ontario’s first medical school, the Talbot Dyspensary at . . . — Map (db m14105) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — City Wharf and Warehouses
The City’s Wharf and Warehouse probably was constructed in the late 1880’s. A south extension likely was added around 1900. The small waterfront facility provided river-craft dockage for a number of small independent operators. As indicated by the . . . — Map (db m16500) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Civil War Symbol Yields To Time
A STUMP IS ALL THAT REMAINS of a Silver Maple transplanted from the Battlefield of Chattanooga. In 1897 the sapling was planted here as part of a Memorial Grove dedicated to Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The first war memorial to . . . — Map (db m14984) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Colonel William Stephen HamiltonIn Memory of the Rough Diamond
. . . — Map (db m12405) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Daniel Blue1811 - 1899In Memory of
in whose house St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church the oldest African-American congregation on the Pacific Coast was organized in 1850 and other members of the Sacramento area African-American community laid to rest on this site. . . . — Map (db m18872) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Dr. Alister MacKenzieGolf Course Designer
On August 19, 1931, famous Golf Course Designer Dr. Alister MacKenzie was selected by the City of Sacramento to lay out the new Sacramento Municipal 18-Hole Golf Course, which opened for play on October 1, 1932. The course name was changed to . . . — Map (db m14938) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Dr. Benjamin F. Pendery
BORN August 11, 1846 DIED April 26, 1905 This monument is dedicated to Dr. Pendery, his family, and all the men and women of medicine who were moved here from the New Helvetia Cemetery in 1955 – 1956. Erected June 12, 1999 by . . . — Map (db m18946) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Edmonds Field1910 – 1960
This was the site of home plate at Edmonds Field, home of the Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento Solons Baseball Team for fifty years. More than 4,200 games were played here over those years and Solon fans set several PCL attendance records. The . . . — Map (db m17071) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Edward Kelley School
Formerly Brighton School has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m704) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — El Camino Real Bell
This commemorative bell celebrates a combined century of service by the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and California State Automobile Association including the establishment of bell markers along the historical El Camino Real. — Map (db m14819) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Elbridge L. Hawk
[A tree was planted in the memory of Elbridge Hawk. At the foot of the tree lies this marker] In Memory of ELBRIDGE L. HAWK Past Commander in Chief, G.A.R. — Map (db m15010) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Father Junipero Serra1713 – 1784
Dedicated to the Memory of Father Junipero Serra 1713 - 1784 the first Franciscan missionary to whom California owes an everlasting tribute – he brought civilization to our land and in deed and character he deserves a . . . — Map (db m14817) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 780-8 — First Transcontinental RailroadWestern Base of the Sierra Nevada
On January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arden Creek the western base of the Sierra Nevada began. The hardships of railroad construction through mountains resulted in increased government . . . — Map (db m18854) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — First United Methodist ChurchFounded October 28, 1849 — Sacramento’s Third Organized Church
The original building was located on land at the S. E. corner of 7th and L Sts. Donated by Capt. John Sutter. It was known as The Baltimore Chapel. Prefabricated in Baltimore and shipped around The Horn, it became the first house of worship in . . . — Map (db m11885) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 697 — Five Mile Station
Departing at 2:45 A.M. from the Alta Telegraph Co. in Sacramento, Pony Rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton carried the first mail eastward of the Central Overland Pony Express on April 4, 1860. Here quickly changing ponies he sped on to the next stop at . . . — Map (db m19583) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Frank C. Freer
This plaque is dedicated to Frank C. Freer by the City of Sacramento in recognition of his commitment of over 50 years to improving the game of golf in Sacramento, California. • Member-Sacramento Golf Club at Haggin Oaks • Member-Sacramento . . . — Map (db m14907) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Frasinetti’s Winery
James Frasinetti, an Italian immigrant, founded this winery in 1897. Frasinetti’s is the oldest family owned and operated wine producer in the Sacramento Valley. At its peak, the winery had over 400 acres of grapes. Today, grapes have . . . — Map (db m19410) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Freight on the MoveCentral Pacific Railroad
Since the days of Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento was the trading center for much of the Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada and points beyond. As the railroad network around the capital city expanded, Sacramento merchants were able to market a greater . . . — Map (db m16052) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Fremont Cash Grocery
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General Albert M. Winn
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General Albert Maver Winn
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General George Wright1803 – 1865
A graduate of West Point, his gallantry on the fields of battle earned him commendations; from the Seminole War in Florida, to the Mexican War, to the Indian Campaign in the Pacific Northwest. His unwavering loyalty to the Union would prompt . . . — Map (db m10766) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General John A. SutterFebruary 15, 1808 – June 18, 1880
Swiss Immigrant Founder of New Helvetia The beginning of Sacramento Builder of Sutter’s Fort A man of vision and compassion who deserves the respect and gratitude of Americans and Swiss — Map (db m11182) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Georgia FisherA Monument Love Story Restoration Project
Georgia Fisher died on December 27, 1875. Martin Bergman, Georgia’s fiancée, was one of Sacramento’s earliest premiere potters and sculptures. Shortly after her death, Martin, together with his father and brother, created a beautiful monument on her . . . — Map (db m14034) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 823 — Governor’s Mansion
This mansard-styled Victorian house was built for Albert Gallatin in 1877. Acquired by the State, it served as the first official Governor's residence. Governor George C. Pardee and his family moved in during November, 1903. It ultimately served as . . . — Map (db m13882) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Hardin Bigelow
Elected April 1, 1850 First Mayor of Sacramento under the Charter form of Government. A Native of Michigan. Died on November 27, 1850, in San Francisco of Cholera, following wounds received in the Squatters Riot at Sacramento in August . . . — Map (db m12400) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Historic Street Lights
Historic Street Lights Restored by SACRAMENTO MUNICPAL UTILITY DISTRICT Personnel and Traffic Signals & Street Lighting Employees of the City of Sacramento Department of Public Works Installed by Allen L. Bender, . . . — Map (db m16521) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — In Memory of the Old Tier GroundsOf Sacramento City Cemetery — Est. 1849
The unmarked last resting place of over three thousand pioneers, their exact place of burial, somewhere between the north border of Broadway and the north portion of the cemetery, and between 9th and 11th Streets, known but to their God. Buried . . . — Map (db m34290) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Independent Boat Operations of the 1850s
The Sacramento Wood Company’s steamer wood freight shed, between N and O streets in the Front Street right-of-way, remained at this location for approximately 30 years. The Sacramento Wood Company could trace his roots from an earlier enterprise . . . — Map (db m16508) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Plot
J. Holland Laidler, in honor of whose memory the Camp was named, was on staff of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company’s Hospital in Sacramento prior to the commencement of the war between the United States and Spain. At the outbreak of hostilities, . . . — Map (db m12504) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — James Logan ButlerThe Silver Baron of Tonopah, Nevada
. . . — Map (db m13950) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Jean A. Bell Kellogg
[A tree was planted in the memory of Jean Bell Kellogg. At the foot of the tree lies this marker] Charter member of Sumner Woman’s Relief Corps No.11, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Founded 1885. — Map (db m15012) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building
Designated on the 19th day of August 1987 By the Honorable George Deukmejian Governor of California In honor of Jesse Marvin Unruh September 30, 1922 – August 4, 1987 Member of the Assembly, 1955 – 1970 . . . — Map (db m14852) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — John A. Sutter, Jr.1826 – 1897
Founder and Planner of City of Sacramento 1848 Died in Port of Acapulco, Mexico American Consul for 24 Years Juan A. Sutter De origin Suizo y consul Americano. Durante 24 anos en este Puerto. Fallecio a la edad de 72 anos. Su espposa e . . . — Map (db m12388) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — John Bigler(1806 – 1871) — California’s Third Governor
Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1806, John Bigler was the eldest of what was said to be “a numerous family of children.” As a young man, he was apprenticed to the printing trade and became one of the youngest editors . . . — Map (db m13069) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — John Sutter Landing
On the south bank of the American River near this spot General John A. Sutter landed August 12, 1839 and founded New Helvetia which is now Sacramento City. Also on this river in the mill race at Coloma fifty miles east of here on January 24, 1848 . . . — Map (db m94906) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Joseph H. McKinney
First Sheriff of Sacramento County Killed during a Squatters Riot in Brighton Township August 15, 1850 Age Early 20’s — Map (db m18869) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Ken Morton, Sr.
• 1998 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year • 1998 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course) • 1994 National PGA Horton-Smith Award Winner • 1990 National PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public Course) Ken Morton, Sr. . . . — Map (db m14857) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Kenneth L. Maddy
Dedicated to the Memory of KENNETH L. MADDY 1934 – 2000 served in the California State Legislature from 1970 to 1998, and as the Senate Minority Leader from 1987 to 1995. ”As someone who spent nearly three decades in the . . . — Map (db m15028) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 603 — Lady Adams Building
Built in 1852 by the Lady Adams Mercantile Co.; named after the brig which brought the partners around the horn. She has survived fires, flood, and being lifted one story. She has served merchants, bankers, and as a “rooming house”. And . . . — Map (db m58582) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 614 — Leland Stanford House
The house originally designed in 1857 by Seth Babson and was purchased by Leland Stanford in 1861. It served as the State Executive Office from 1861 to 1867, before the completion of the State Capital. It was later extensively remodeled and . . . — Map (db m11842) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Liberty Bell Replica
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of California by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of Treasury As the . . . — Map (db m14837) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Luella Buckminster-Johnston1861 – 1958
An outspoken proponent of suffrage for women, she became the first of her gender elected to a municipal office in Sacramento, being swept into office by an all male electorate before women attained the right to vote. Widow of a politician and . . . — Map (db m15621) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Margaret Rhodes Crocker1822 – 1901 — Wife of Edwin Bryant Crocker
The donation of her late husband’s art collection to the city in 1885 gave Sacramento the first and finest art gallery west of the Mississippi. Other philanthropic gestures during her lifetime, which included generous support of the Protestant . . . — Map (db m10769) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Mark Hopkins1815 - 1878
Some 350 tons of Rocky Mountain Red Granite form the sarchophas that entombs the remains this Forty-Niner who ultimately became one of the “Big Four” in railroad history and Treasurer of the Central Pacific Railroad Company. This . . . — Map (db m10772) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Mark Hopkins Monument
Construction began on this splendid mausoleum in 1878 when the then very wealthy Mary Hopkins wished to provide a suitable resting place for her recently deceased husband Mark Hopkins. Mark Hopkins had operated first a grocery store and then a . . . — Map (db m42399) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — McClellan Air Force Base
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of McClellan AFB whose sacrifice, courage and determination contributed immeasurably to the nation's security — Map (db m52692) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — McClellan Air Force Base
[Panel 1a:] The 1930s With war clouds gathering over the Pacific, in 1936 Congress authorized the construction of the Sacramento Air Depot. The Army Air Corp envisioned that the new depot would support operations on the West Coast, . . . — Map (db m57199) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Merchant Marine Monument
Dedicated to all Merchant Marine Seaman Members of the U.S. Merchant Marines serving world wide aboard U.S. Flag cargo ships during World War II suffered a greater percentage of war-related deaths than did all of the nation’s regular armed . . . — Map (db m16493) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Michael “Mac” McDonaghBorn in Tuam Co. Galway on December 29, 1900
In recognition of Michael “Mac” McDonagh for his 32 years of service as Superintendent of Golf for the City of Sacramento from 1932 – 1964. Mac McDonagh went to England in 1923 to become an apprentice in golf course construction . . . — Map (db m14939) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — New England Seed Store
On this site stood the store of James L. L. Warren, an influential center of agriculture during the Gold Rush. Here at the New England Seed Store, the camellia was first introduced into California in February, 1852 Camellia Official . . . — Map (db m11193) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — New Helvetia Cemetery
Established by John Sutter in 1849. Purchased in 1857 by J.W. Reeves, who later deeded it to the City of Sacramento. 1009 Chinese buried here were shipped to China by the Chinese Societies who deeded their plots to the city. — Map (db m11809) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Newton Booth1852 - 1892
State Senator 1862 Governor 1871 United States Senator 1873 — Map (db m12425) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old City Plaza
Dedicated in 1849 to the use of future generations by CAPTAIN JOHN A. SUTTER Later used as a hay market, miners gathering place, civic celebrations and since 1873 as a public park. — Map (db m17346) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 633-2 — Old Folsom PowerhouseSacramento Station A
The first distribution point of electricity for a major city, Station A was constructed in 1894. Built by the Sacramento Electric Power and Light Company to receive power generated from Folsom Powerhouse. The first transmission of electricity was on . . . — Map (db m11185) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old Masonic Cemetery
Plot Size: 67” by 68’ Established 1859 In purchasing this site from the Board of Trustees, Sacramento City Cemetery, July 30, 1859, the Order of Free and Accepted Masons became the first fraternal organization in Sacramento to provide a . . . — Map (db m14075) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old Odd Fellows PlotThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows
They were an order that inscribed upon their banners, “Visit the sick, relieve the distressed, and bury the dead.” “To the benevolent – If there is any of that commodity called charity in this community, we earnestly call . . . — Map (db m12489) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 812 — Old Sacramento
Founded in December 1848 by John A. Sutter, Jr., Sacramento was an outgrowth of Sutter’s Fort established by his father, Captain John A. Sutter, in 1839. State Capital since 1854, it was a major distribution point during the Gold Rush. A commercial . . . — Map (db m11486) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
Dedicated September 9, 1977 PUBLIC SCHOOLS “LEARNING FOR LIVING” — Map (db m14104) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pinus PineaItalian Stone Pine
Pinus Pinea Italian Stone Pine Dedicated on April 14, 1983 by Governor George Deukmejian Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps — Map (db m90265) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Camellia Grove
Established as a living memorial to the early builders of California in recognition of their courage, determination & contribution toward progress in the community & our golden state. — Map (db m14822) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Cemetery GroveSacramento Pioneer Association – Founded 1854
The Sacramento Pioneer Association was founded by men who came to California before 1850 and wished to preserve the memories of the epochal events in the Gold Rush and earliest days of Sacramento. They purchased much of Pioneer Grove from the City . . . — Map (db m12453) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Cemetery GroveSacramento Pioneer Association – Founded 1854
The Sacramento Pioneer Association was founded by men who came to California before 1850 and wished to preserve the memories of the epochal events in the Gold Rush and the earliest days of Sacramento. They purchased much of Pioneer Grove from the . . . — Map (db m14108) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pioneer Hall
Constructed in 1868. Headquarters of Sacramento Society of California Pioneers Founded 1854 Sacramento Pioneer Foundation Incorporated 1966 Plaque dedicated April 19, 1967 by Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission Rededicated June 30, . . . — Map (db m68630) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope”
[Front of Marker] Dedicated April 13, 2000 SACRAMENTO by James Stretesky George E. Kuchler Family Rotary Club of Sacramento Burnett & Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Co – Since 1869 Sacramento Traditional Jazz . . . — Map (db m15702) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — POW/MIA
In their honor and memory — Map (db m52747) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Prisoner of the RiverLaGrange
Among the many sailing ships bound for California in 1849 was the LaGrange, a three-masted bark from Salem, Massachusetts. The ship arrived at Sacramento on October 3, 1849, and the following June was purchased by the city for a prison. In . . . — Map (db m16989) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — R Street Bridge
R Street formed the boundary of a levee system that surrounded Sacramento. It also served as the base of operations for the State's first rail line, the Sacramento Valley Railroad. The line was designed by Theodore Judah, who also became the . . . — Map (db m90220) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Rededication of El Centro Mexicano PlaqueSeptember 16, 2011
First panel: The Comité Centro Mexicano commemorates the same respect and sense of equality dictated by this historical plaque. With great honor we re-dedicate it in honor of all humanity on this date. From 1948 to 1975, El Centro . . . — Map (db m91735) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery
In memory of the persons Laid to rest between 1849 and 1912 by the County of Sacramento at New Helvetia Cemetery Dedicated by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission . . . — Map (db m18967) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Rev. O.C. Wheeler D.D., L.L.D.1816 – 1891
. . . — Map (db m14069) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sa’ Cumn’e Plaza
Sa’ Cumn’e means “Big House” in the Miwok Language And was an early name for the Sacramento area This plaza is dedicated to the Native Americans who walked this land before us and inspire current generations to carry . . . — Map (db m60041) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 566 — Sacramento City Cemetery
Resting place of California Pioneers. The cemetery was established in 1850. Many of the victims of the Cholera Epidemic of that year are buried here. Included among the graves of illustrious Californians are those of Governors John Bigler, Newton . . . — Map (db m11349) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those from Sacramento County who served their country in the World War 1914-1918, and to the memory of these who "gave the last full measure of devotion" Anderson, Eugene D. · Anderson, John L. · Arthur, James T. · Aikens, . . . — Map (db m91485) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Engine Company No. 3Organized March 27, 1851
This original building built in 1853, housed Sacramento Engine Company No. 3. In 1921 the building was abandoned as a firehouse. It was restored to its present state in 1960, as an historical landmark. — Map (db m17004) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — GPY 135-7 — Sacramento Pioneers Society
The Pioneer Hall was built in 1868 as headquarters of the Sacramento Society of California Pioneers, which was organized February 6, 1853. It has been owned and cared for since its construction by the California Pioneer Association, descendants of . . . — Map (db m68629) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Turn Verein
In 1854 Sacramento was prospering notably in spite of the floods, fires and epidemics that had besieged her. German-born citizens and men of German ancestry decided to organize a “Turn Verein”, as was the custom in their homeland. They . . . — Map (db m12527) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department1850 – 1872
The Mutual Hook and Ladder Company, formed on February 5, 1850, was the first fire company in the State of California. It served with distinction until disbanded October 30, 1859. On June 23, 1858, a grateful city donated this plot of ground . . . — Map (db m12462) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage
The second world war found river transportation companies continuing service on the Sacramento River while under the restrictions of wartime conditions. In the 1950’s, river commerce consisted of the transportation of barges of bulk grain, . . . — Map (db m16467) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — September 11, 2001
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California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sisters of Mercy
During the Gold Rush Days of 1857, the Sisters of Mercy came to Sacramento to care for the children of the miners and to serve the sick and the homeless. In those early days, the Sisters purchased land in the heart of the city to build a school. . . . — Map (db m14839) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sisters of MercyArrival in Sacramento, October 2, 1857
This sculpture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy caring for those in need to the greater Sacramento region. Mary Baptist Russell, California Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, is depicted here as a woman of vision, courage . . . — Map (db m14840) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 1013 — Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast
This is the site of the first church building associated with an African American religious congregation on the Pacific Coast. The church was the Methodist Church of Colored People of Sacramento City, formally organized in 1850. In 1851 the . . . — Map (db m4327) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 869 — Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento
Sacramento’s first county courthouse, formerly located on this site, served as California’s State Capital from January 16, 1852 to May 4, 1852 for the third session of the legislature and from March 1, 1854 to May 15, 1854 for the fifth session. . . . — Map (db m14803) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 654 — Site of the First Jewish Synagogue Owned by a Congregation on the Pacific Coast
Site of the first Jewish Synagogue owned by a congregation on the Pacific Coast on 7th Street between L and Capital Avenue — Map (db m14991) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Site of the Ridge Home - Sacramento's First Mercy Hospital
On June 24, 1895 the Sisters of Mercy responded to the healthcare needs of the people of Sacramento by acquiring the Ridge Home, a small private hospital, from two local physicians. In 1896, the Sisters broke ground for the construction of a larger . . . — Map (db m91585) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — St. Elizabeth Portuguese National Church
Established 1909, Dedicated 1913 Designated Point of Historical Interest February 18, 19883 Calif. Dept. of Parks & Recreation (Reg. Sac - 006) Oldest Portugese National Church West of New England Plaque by Portuguese Historical & . . . — Map (db m91856) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — St. George Hotel
[Front of Marker] ST.GEORGE HOTEL Dedicated March 19, 2005 SACRAMENTO By James Streetsky First Northern Bank The Firehouse Restaurant Rotary Club of Sacramento Burnett & Sons Planing Mill and Lumber Co. – Since . . . — Map (db m14810) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sutter's FortThis Tree Came From Kandern, Baden, Germany — The Birthplace of General John A Sutter
The Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West planted it on July 19, 1939. and dedicated it September 9, 1948, on the occasion of the celebration of Admission Day and the Centenary of the founding of the modern City of Sacramento. — Map (db m11886) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sutterville Brewery
Site of a two story brick building built for Robert H. Vance of San Francisco in 1853. One of five brick structures erected that year, it was first occupied as a store. Almost coincident with the founding of Camp Union in 1861, it was taken over by . . . — Map (db m58583) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic
In Memory of the 17 Doctors who died while caring for victims of the 1850 Cholera Epidemic in Sacramento [Left Column Dr. W. Carpenter (Age 26), Dr. Horatio Cobb (Age 30), Dr. R.S. Girard (Age 35), Dr. Pliney P. Green (age 41), Dr. . . . — Map (db m12485) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Bennett BrothersProsper, Leonard & Josiah
Arrived in Sacramento in 1850 from Mankato, Minnesota Leaving their brother Pharis to rest in Genoa, Nevada Prosper & Esther settled near Verona in Sutter County to farm in 1852 Members of the Bennett Family and Friends buried here are: Prosper . . . — Map (db m14101) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Birth Place of the Railroads
“The Docks” area is significant in that California’s first railroad began here. Railroads have directly influenced the development of the southern waterfront for more than 100 years. The Sacramento Valley Rail Road, the pioneer steam . . . — Map (db m16727) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The California Peace Officers MemorialIn Tribute
Since statehood, the people of California have sought and cherished a quality of life unsurpassed in this great nation. There have been among us those who chose to serve as peace officers and when called upon unselfishly gave more than we have the . . . — Map (db m14814) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Civil War Memorial Grove
THIS GROVE OF TREES as saplings, transplanted from southern battlefields was dedicated to the memory of UNION VETERANS of the CIVIL WAR and presented to the State of California — Map (db m14827) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 745 — The Coloma Road
Sutter’s Fort, established by Capt. John A. Sutter in August 1839, marked the Western end of the Coloma Road. Opened in 1847, this road ran from the Fort to Sutter’s sawmill at Coloma. Used by James W. Marshall in January 1848 to bring the news of . . . — Map (db m11897) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Docks
“The Docks” has had a remarkably varied occupational history. Gold Rush immigrants camped along the riverbank. In the following years, a limited number of individuals and families lived in the area in private residences and lodging . . . — Map (db m16511) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Dunn Mansion
This colonial style revival structure was built in 1900 for Chauncy H. Dunn and his family. Mr. Dunn was a prominent attorney, who represented several important clients including the William Land estate. The building was originally located on . . . — Map (db m98062) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Fireman’s Plot
“First in Danger and Always Ready” This inscription, engraved on a silver trumpet presented to Engine Company No. 3 in 1853, a token of appreciation, perhaps best describes Sacramento’s gallant volunteer fire department as a . . . — Map (db m56324) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The First Brick Building in Sacramento
The Bridge Lunch Restaurant was the last of a long line of restaurants, saloons and boardinghouses located at, or nearby, 1323 Front Street, the first brick structure in the city. George Zins, a native of Searsburg, Lorraine, started a brick-making . . . — Map (db m16728) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The First Hundred Years are the Hardest
When Sacramento bought steam pumpers the volunteers could not keep their steam? up, so they hired professional firemen. Since March 30, 1872, Sacramento paid firemen have always been the first to respond to any crisis. New Helvetia Chapter No. 5, . . . — Map (db m38318) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The G.A.R. Memorial Plot
Sacramento City CemeteryThe GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC Memorial Plot was originally located in the New Helvetia Cemetery at the corner of 31st and J Streets, a plot donated to the Sumner Post No.3 by the owner and proprietor John Wesley Reeves. . . . — Map (db m12411) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Guy West Bridge
Named in honor of Dr. Guy A. West Founding President of Sacramento State College (1947 – 1966) Under his guidance and dedicated leadership, the university grew from four faculty and fewer than two hundred students to a . . . — Map (db m19578) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Interurban Railroad Lines
Another distinctive era in the demographic history of the southern waterfront occurred when the construction of several interurban railroad lines along Front Street revitalized the area. In the first decade of the 20th century, several interurban . . . — Map (db m16544) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Maine MemorialSpanish War Veterans Memorial
At forty minutes past nine, on the evening of the 15th of February 1898, the United States Battleship Maine was ripped by a sudden and devastating explosion, demolishing the entire forward section and sending the ship to the bottom of Havana Harbor. . . . — Map (db m12520) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Northern Electric Bridge
In 1911, the Northern Electric Railway Company, along with Sacramento and Yolo counties, built the Northern Electric Bridge. The bridge carried a single railroad track with twin motor-vehicle roadways. Pedestrian walks cantilevered from the central . . . — Map (db m16492) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Pony Express
This statue commemorates the glory of The Pony Express, which started here at 2:46a.m. on April 4,1860, when Sam Hamilton galloped into a blinding rainstorm on the first lap of the 1,966 mile trip to St. Joseph, Missouri. During its 18-month . . . — Map (db m11326) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Pony ExpressRussell, Majors, Waddell — Founders, Owners, Operators
1861 ** 1961 120 celebrated riders rode 650,000 miles with only one rider killed by Indians, one schedule not completed and one mail pouch lost. — Map (db m11348) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The River Lines Fleet
In the early 1920’s the California Transportation Company, the leading passenger carrier on the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, announced plans to build two modern passenger vessels for its Sacramento to San Francisco run. In 1927, the Delta . . . — Map (db m16507) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Squatters Riot
In the street, at the corner of Fourth and J, on Aug. 14, 1850, settlers were confronted by the Mayor and the Sheriff. The fatalities that day and the next ended THE SQUATTERS RIOTS [Column 1] Hardin Bigelow, Mayor J. W. . . . — Map (db m14806) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge, a vertical-lift span, was opened for traffic on December 15, 1935 and was built at a cost of $994,000. The State Department of Public Works, the City and the County of Sacramento and the Federal Government built the bridge. It . . . — Map (db m16489) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The United States Merchant Marine
Throughout history, two categories of ships, merchants and naval combatants, have carried out the world’s seagoing activities. Those of the merchant marine, known as merchantmen, carry cargo, passengers, and perform special functions during times of . . . — Map (db m16468) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Theodore Dehone JudahThat The West May Remember — America’s First
This monument was erected by the men and women of the Southern Pacific Company, who, in 1930, were carrying on the work he began in 1860. He convinced four Sacramento merchants that his plan was practical and enlisted their help. Ground was broken . . . — Map (db m11735) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Thomas Starr King
Thomas Starr King 1824-1864 Courageous and inspirational San Francisco minister, stalwart defender of the Union during the Civil War, advocate of racial justice, admired educator and pioneering nature writer. Starr King was a Unitarian . . . — Map (db m90267) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Tony's Corner
Anthony J. "Tony" Monti sold newspapers on this corner for 35 years. He lost a leg in an accident early in life and sold newspapers here day and night to support his mother and sister. All of the Governors of the State of California from 1915 to . . . — Map (db m27236) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital
Identifying A Need By the early 1930’s, Americans were moving away from trains and ships and turning to automobiles as their mode of transporation. As a result, traffic on roadways increased dramatically. In Sacramento, M Street (now . . . — Map (db m16490) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 — [AOE-1]
Constructed during the early years of the Vietnam War, she was commissioned as a “Combat Supply and Auxiliary Support Ship” (AEO-1). At 793’ and 53,000 tons, she is by far the largest ship in the U.S. Fleet to be named . . . — Map (db m72896) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867
A wooden sloop, 229 feet long and with a crew of 138, she was commissioned for blockade service during the Civil War. First, she contained Confederate ships off the coast of North Carolina and later Atlantic ports in Europe. In 1865, she . . . — Map (db m16470) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942The Galloping Ghost of the China Coast
Brought into service in 1914 to join the United States “Great White Fleet”, dubbed such for the sparkling white paint used on naval ships at the time, she was in service 28 years and two world wars. A 226-foot gleaming white steam . . . — Map (db m16475) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — USS California Bell Memorial
(Left Side of Base Holding Bell) Only battleship built on the Pacific Coast Launched at Mare Island Navy Yard Nov. 20, 1919 Ship’s bell dedicated and rung for the last time by Governor Earl Warren Oct. 27, 1949 . . . — Map (db m70035) HM WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — USS Sacramento (PG-19)“The Galloping Ghost of the China Coast” — 1914 – 1946
As part of our nation’s maritime history, USS Sacramento steamed more than one-half million miles during her proud service in the United States Navy.
She logged 64,000 miles convoying 483 ships through submarine-infested European waters during . . . — Map (db m16483) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — View Near the M Street Bridge
Sacramento’s importance during the Gold Rush was as a supply depot for outlying towns in the foothill-mining region. The City’s central location to the northern mining region, combined with reliable year-round river transportation to San Francisco, . . . — Map (db m16496) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 934 — Walerga Assembly CenterLest We Forget
Walerga Assembly Center was established by the United States at the onset of World War II to assemble and temporarily detain, without charge or trial, 4,739 Sacramento residents solely because of their Japanese ancestry. Approximately 120,000 . . . — Map (db m16850) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — You Are Remembered – Rest In Peace
This marker has been dedicated in memory of more than six hundred persons of Japanese ancestry reinterred here in 1956 with several thousand others, whose remains were removed from New Helvetia Cemetery, the present site of Sutter Middle . . . — Map (db m18938) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Young America Engine Co. No. 6Engine House
. . . — Map (db m17538) HM

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