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Title
Stevens Monument, Sacramento, California - Mitchell, PCK
Date Created and/or Issued
1890
Contributing Institution
Sacramento Public Library
Collection
Sacramento Room Postcards
Rights Information
This image may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.). Copyright restrictions applying to the reproduction and use of this image are available from the Sacramento Public Library.
Description
This postcard shows a statue dedicated to the memory of Andrew Jackson Stevens, a native of Vermont who went on to become a master builder of early Southern Pacific Railroad locomotives. Locted at Sacramento's Park Plaza at Ninth and J Streets, the memorial was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day 1889. The event was started by a procession of Southern Pacific workers who made their way from the railyards to Second and J Streets, then to the Plaza. The figure itself - capturing Stevens in a pose pondering one his many patents - is eight feet tall and made of bronze.
Type
Image
Format
3.5 x 5.5 in.
Identifier
BBSAC213
http://cdm15248.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15248coll2/id/1081
Subject
Parks
Pioneers
Sculptures
Monuments
Portraits
Art

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