Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento (HM7EB)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 34.986', W 121° 30.251'

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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 and agricultural center, and terminus for wagon train, stagecoach, riverboat, telegraph, Pony Express, and the first Transcontinental Railroad.
HM NumberHM7EB
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series.
Marker Number812
Year Placed1966
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in cooperation with the City and County of Sacramento (April 20, 1966)
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:21am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ELLEN KOMP  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630285 N 4271575
Decimal Degrees38.58310000, -121.50418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.986', W 121° 30.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 59.16" N, 121° 30' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1002 2nd St, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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I saw this marker today. It's not quite where the map seems to indicate, but rather further down 2nd St. towards the Railroad Museum, on the same side as the Pony Express statue. I tried stopping in the Wells Fargo museum at the same corner, next to the Visitor's Center, but neither knew of the plaque. The guy as the Visitor's Center asked me, "Do you have a picture of it?" Now I do!

Oct 3, 2017 at 6:27pm PDT by chrishend

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