Rancho Rio de los Americanos Monument - Folsom, California
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N 38° 40.407 W 121° 11.253
10S E 657667 N 4282098
Rancho Rio de los Americanos Monument is located in Folsom, California.
Waymark Code: WMK6X4
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 02/21/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 8

This monument is located along the American River in Folsom, CA.

On the monument, one can read :

"250 feet due West from this point is an original corner of the Rancho Rio de los Americanos land grant of 1844 and the most northwesterly corner of the town site of Folsom of 1855 On the right was the minimg camp Negro Bar, on the left was the minimg camp of Texas Hill".

This monument is an eagle scout project produced by Jess Harvey in 1996.

more infos here : (visit link)
Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monumentation Type (if other): Stone pillar

Monument Category: other (not included below)

Monument Category (if other): mining camps marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
Rancho Rio de los Americanos was a 35,521-acre Mexican land grant in present-day Sacramento County, California given in 1844 by Governor Manuel Micheltorena to William Leidesdorff (1810–1848). The grant takes its name from Río de los Americanos, the name of the American River during the Mexican-rule era. The grant originally consisted of 8 square leagues and extended from the eastern border of John Sutter's New Helvetia (east of Sacramento) 4 leagues along the south bank of the American River, to the eastern end of present day Folsom, and included present-day cities of Rancho Cordova and Folsom.

Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Sacramanto


Other Coordinates details:
There is a new paved walking path providing easy access.

Approximate date of monument: 11/01/1996

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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