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#477:  City of Eureka

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Location:

On E St, N of 3rd St, Eureka

40.80389,-124.167477

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

Eureka was founded as a town in 1850 and incorporated as a city in 1874. Located on the remote northwestern coast of California, Eureka was the region's major port of entry by water in the 19th century before the construction of good access by land, and rose to historical prominence as the major social, political, and economic center of the region. 'Eureka' is a Greek expression and a popular mining term meaning 'I have found it.'

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Eureka No. 101. September 15, 1979



2009 David Schmitt