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#680:  Murphy's Ranch

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Location:

ON Stockton Blvd, near Hwy 99, Elk Grove

38.372758,-121.359003

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

This is the site of the beginning of the United States' conquest of California. On June 10, 1846, American settlers led by Ezekial Merritt overpowered Mexican soldiers under Lieutenant Francisco Arce and took their horses from the corral of the Murphy Ranch on the north bank of the Cosumnes River. The 'Bear Flag' action in Sonoma followed on June 14, 1846.



2009 David Schmitt