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"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 — 1854 Flagpole
1854 Flagpole The original flagpole was constructed from a single Oregon pine tree reaching a height of 113 feet. When first erected in the 1860's during a patriotic “Flag War” with the Central Pacific Railroad, it was considered . . . — Map (db m136275) 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 Stately Mansion
A Stately Mansion This landmark home upholds a tradition of service to the state Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, a National Historic Landmark, served as the headquarters of three governors during the turbulent 1860s. Today it . . . — Map (db m137650) 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 — Acorns, Oaks, and the Native Peoples
From the upland we descended into broad groves on the river, consisting of the evergreen, and a new species of white oak.. Among these was no brushwood; and the grassy surface gave to it the appearance of parks in an old settled country We made . . . — Map (db m143965) 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. . . . — 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 — Bishop Alfonso Gallegos
The Most Reverend Alfonso Gallegos, O.A.R., D.D. Titular Bishop of Sasabe, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento Feb. 20, 1931 – Oct. 6, 1991 “Love one another” May 24, 1958 – Ordained priest for the . . . — Map (db m137648) 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 . . . — Map (db m146474) 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 Capitol Park
California State Capitol Park History When Spanish governors ruled the California territory, its capital was moved from town to town between San Diego and Monterey. San Jose had already been designated the capital by the time California . . . — Map (db m137646) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 991 — California State Indian Museum
This museum dedicated to LOYALTY – COOPERATION – PROGRESS And to the Ideals of AMERICAN DEMOCRACY — Map (db m143488) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Veterans Memorial
(Memorial is without text.)Map (db m113219) WM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedication The people of the State of California dedicate this Monument to the memory of those Californians who died, or remain missing, in the Vietnam War 1959-1975 and in doing so, Honor all the men and women who served during that war. . . . — Map (db m137482) WM
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 . . . — 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 . . . — Map (db m14105) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — City Cemetery
Sacramento Historic Landmark City Cemetery Capt. John A. Sutter donated the original ten acres to the City of Sacramento November 28, 1849 Erected by the Southside Improvement Club Marked by Historic Landmarks . . . — Map (db m137463) 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 Memorial Plaque
In grateful memory of the brave men from California who served gallantly in War, 1861 - 1865. This memorial plaque is dedicated one hundred years later in tribute to their sacrifices. — Map (db m113193) WM
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 — 595 — Eagle Theatre
Eagle Theatre Est. 1849 This replica is on the site of the original Eagle Theatre. Built in 1849, it was the first structure in California constructed specifically as a theatre. The Theatre was a canvas covered timber structure with a false . . . — Map (db m143478) 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 — 654 — First SynagogueOwned by Congregation B'nai Israel
This was the site of the first synagogue on the Pacific Coast, dedicated on September 3, 1852. The building, prefabricated in Baltimore and shipped around Cape Horn in 1849, originally housed the Methodist Episcopal Church, whose trustees sold the . . . — Map (db m149189) 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 — 780 — First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site
You are standing where the First Transcontinental Railroad in America had its western origin, at Front and K Streets in Sacramento. On January 8, 1863, prominent citizens and railroad founders gathered here for a groundbreaking ceremony to . . . — Map (db m146491) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 780 — First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site
At this location on January 8, 1863, Governor Stanford surrounded by politicians and locals, announced the start of the United States’ first transcontinental railroad. You are standing at Mile Marker 0, the origin of the Central Pacific Railroad . . . — Map (db m149177) 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
. . . — Map (db m98052) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General Albert M. Winn
. . . — Map (db m13886) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General Albert Maver Winn
. . . — Map (db m12455) HM
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 — Gravel Pit Parking Lot
On this site generations of dedicated legislative and State employees parked their cars.

1952 through 2000

- Dedicated by - Senator Patrick Johnston

Map (db m145028) 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 Squatter Riot at Sacramento in August 1850. Aged . . . — Map (db m12400) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Heilbron House
Built in 1881 for August and Louisa Heilbron and occupied by them and their descendants until 1953. Purchased and restored by San Diego Federal Savings and Loan in 1974, this historic mansion symbolizes the emergence of Sacramento from Gold . . . — Map (db m135526) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Historic Businesses 10th to 11th Streets, North
J. McCaw Wood and Coal Yard is the earliest known business to occupy the north side of R Street from 10th to 11th Streets. In 1917, the Sacramento Junk Company constructed a brick warehouse, occupying it until 1925 when W.P. Fuller Paint and . . . — Map (db m144846) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Historic Businesses 11th to 12th Street, South
The south side of the 1100 block of R Street was home to a number of storage warehouses in the early 1900s. In 1907, a State warehouse and office occupied the existing three-story, brick warehouse on the southeast corner of 11th and R . . . — Map (db m144714) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Historic Businesses 12th to 13th Street, North
In the early 1900s, businesses on this half block included the Sacramento Cigar Box Factory and Pioneer Fuel. The structures that housed these businesses were demolished prior to 1945.

Before the 1940s, R Street Corridor structures were . . . — Map (db m144417) 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 — History of Southside ParkThen and Now
Beginning of the Southside Neighborhood: The City of Sacramento has always been susceptible to floods. In the 1800's, this site which is now Southside Park was swamp land and was used as dumping grounds. By the 1850's a levee was . . . — Map (db m144865) 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 . . . — Map (db m12504) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — James Logan ButlerThe Silver Baron of Tonopah, Nevada
. . . — Map (db m13950) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Jane Norris
Jane Norris 1832-1899 On April 11, 1865, a Sacramento woman hatched a secret plan to celebrate the end of the Civil War. Upon learning of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Northern troops, Jane Norris marched to the state capitol's construction . . . — Map (db m136563) 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 años en este Puerto. Falleció a la edad de 72 anos. Su . . . — 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”. . . . — 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

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