Sacramento River Waterfront

Sacramento River Waterfront (HM2530)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America
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N 38° 34.903', W 121° 30.382'

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Before 1848, the Sacramento River waterfront, behind you, was quiet and occupied by few people. New arrivals during the Gold Rush transformed the waterfront rapidly, turning it into a chaotic transportation hub crowded with goods and free-roaming animals. Miners bound for the gold fields stepped right off their boats onto The Embarcadero, as it was called. Today, could you arrive at Sacramento's waterfront by stepping off a boat directly onto land?

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Early Sacramentans used the waterfront as a gathering place for making deals and entertainment. Each day hundreds gathered to witness the chaos at the waterfront. Auctioneers like Stephen Massett, a popular performer of the day, staged his auctions at the waterfront. He sold everything from musical instruments to livestock, mesmerizing onlookers and boasting that he could sell a one-dollar mouth harp for a chunk of gold worth eight dollars.

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Sacramentans looked forward to holidays, like the Fourth of July, which they celebrated with a 35-gun salute from the waterfront levee. Cannon fire also commemorated President Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, an annual event hosted by African-American residents. During the Civil War, Sacramentans gathered at the



waterfront to honor Union victories, including a four-cannon salute on April 9, 1865 - the day Southern troops surrendered to the North, ending the war.
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HM NumberHM2530
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Date Added Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630097 N 4271418
Decimal Degrees38.58171667, -121.50636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.903', W 121° 30.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 54.18" N, 121° 30' 22.92" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1110-1198 Front St, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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