Friday, September 30, 2005

California Historical Landmark #817

Site of the First County
Free Library Branch in California

California State Historical Landmark #817
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This landmark is located at 9125 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 24.547 W 121° 21.689.

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In 1908 Elk Grove acquired through the efforts of Miss Harriet G.
Eddy, then principal of Elk Grove Union High School, the first county
free library branch in California. Subsequently California's county
free library branch system has become the most outstanding in America.

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