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CAPPK_180712_005.JPG: Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk
Legal and executive secretary to Governor 1939-1942
Judge Los Angeles Superior Court 1943-1959
California Attorney General 1959-1964
Associate Justice California Supreme Court 1964-2001
Guardian of the law and defender of civil rights and civil liberties.
CAPPK_180712_010.JPG: California's Historic Capitol
The historic Capitol was designed by architects M.F. Butler and Reuben Clark. Its style is an adaption of Roman Corinthian architecture. Work began in 1860 and by late 1869 the Capitol was partly occupied. In 1874, construction ended at a cost of $245 million. The west wing which once housed all branches of government is now a legislative facility. Its design and construction are tributes to California's pioneer architects, craftsmen and builders.
CAPPK_180712_026.JPG: In memory of
Dedicated Father, Loving Husband, Respected Professional Forester Committed to the Conservation of California's Natural Resources.
Dedicated by G
Governor Pete Wilson
This 28th Day of April 1998
CAPPK_180712_035.JPG: During the Gold Rush Days of 1857, the Sisters of Mercy came to Sacramento to care for the children of the miners and to serve the sick and the homeless.
In those early days, the Sisters purchased land in the heart of the city to build a school. Passage of the "Capital Bill", in 1860 resulted in the sale of that property to the State for its original price of $4,850. This is now the site of the State Capital Building.
The Sisters of Mercy have made significant contributions to the history and progress of the State of California. Their mission to care for the sick, the poor, the elderly and the uneducated continues today throughout the world.
CAPPK_180712_038.JPG: Sisters of Mercy
Arrival in Sacramento, October 2, 1857
This sculpture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy caring for those in need to the greater Sacramento region. Mary Baptist Russell, California Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, is depicted here as a woman of vision, courage and compassion, blazing the trail for her companions and followers as they bring hope and healing to those is need.
The works of the Sisters of Mercy are based on the vision of their Irish Foundress, Catherine McAuley, who sought to connect the rich to the poor, the healthy to the sick, and the educated to the uninstructed.
CAPPK_180712_053.JPG: Coastal Redwood
Apollo 14 1971
CAPPK_180712_066.JPG: The bollards in the park have different capstones
CAPPK_180712_079.JPG: Pioneer Camellia Grove
Established as a living memorial to the early builders of California in recognition of their courage, determination & contribution toward progress in the community & our golden state.
Dedicated June 7, 1953 by the Sacramento County Parlors of the Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West.
CAPPK_180712_096.JPG: Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of
by direction of
The Honorable John W. Snyder
Secretary of Treasury
As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive from May 15 to July 4, 1950. It was displayed in every part of the State
The Dimensions and tone are identical with those of the original Liberty Bell when it rang out our independence in 1776
In standing before this symbol, you have the opportunity to dedicate yourself, as did our founding fathers, to the principles of the individual freedom for which our nation stands.
This bell is one of fifty-three cast in France in 1950,
and given to the United States Government by:
American Smelting and Refining Company * Miami Copper Company
Anaconda Mining Company * Phelps Dodge Corporation
Kennecott Copper Corporation * The American Metal Company, Limited
Steel Supports by U.S. Steel Corporation's American Bridge Company
Plaque by Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated.
CAPPK_180712_103.JPG: To Carl Bendix
The wizard of California who makes dreams come true
Sit here and manifest your dreams!
Love, Maria and Arnold [Schwarzenegger]
CAPPK_180712_127.JPG: Est. 1986
Governor Hiram W. Johnson
CAPPK_180712_134.JPG: Orange tree
CAPPK_180712_144.JPG: This tree is dedicated to
Marie Kiene Dunphy
who in July 1945 on the site now occupied by the Governor's Office promised to marry Dean Dunphy, who later served as the Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing in the Wilson Administration.
CAPPK_180712_151.JPG: In Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Peace with Japan Signed on September 5, 1951
CAPPK_180712_156.JPG: Prunus serrulata Tai Haku
Group of three cherry trees donated by
Governor Knock Yokoyama of Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
CAPPK_180712_161.JPG: In honor of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
He came to California as the Austrian Oak and this California Oak represents the strong, inspiring, magnificent force he was for millions of Californians. He worked to serve the people of California and fought to preserve the Golden State for future generations. This mighty Oak stands as a tribute to the strength he brought to his service as California's Governor.
With love from your family
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Wikipedia Description: California State Capitol Museum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The California State Capitol Museum comprises a museum in and grounds around the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California, USA. The building has been the home of the California State Legislature since 1869. The building underwent a major renovation, known as the California State Capitol Restoration, from 1975 until 1982 to restore the Capitol to its former beauty and to retrofit the structure for earthquake safety. Although not generally considered earthquake country, Sacramento was hit by two earthquakes within days of each other in 1892 which damaged the Capitol. The State Capitol Museum has been a property in the California state park system since 1982.
There are 40 acres (16 ha) of gardens in the surrounding Capitol Park, including trees and shrubs from around the world. There are approximately 1140 trees in the park (not including shrubs) representing over 200 types of trees.
The grounds also feature approximately 155 memorials to significant events and people involving California, and other points-of-interest. Only a selection are listed below, grouped by section, roughly from west to east (9th Street to 15th Street), and then from north (L Street) to south (N Street) within each section:
Between 9th and 10th streets:
The Earl Warren Walk, dedicated to the former Governor and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, marks the path he wore on his walks from the Capitol to the Sutter Club.
El Soldado Tribute to Mexican American Soldiers of World War II, created at the behest of the Sociedad de Madres Mexicanas, Gold Star mothers.
The California Peace Officer's Memorial, honoring those officers who have died in the line of duty and remembering those they left behind.
Between 10th and 11th streets:
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 872, denoting the Capitol Complex as landmark.
The Great Seal of the State of California, cast in bronze and placed at the west steps in 1952, was followed by the Native American and Spanish-Mexican Commemorative seals in 2002.
The Capitol Cornerstone, near the north entrance, placed in 1978 to replace the original 1861 cornerstone.
The Apollo 14 Moon Tree, planted as a sapling in 1976 that was grown from a seed (among hundreds) carried by command module pilot Stuart Roosa during the 1971 mission.
The Sisters of Mercy Memorial, honoring the religious order which arrived in Sacramento in 1857 to care for the children of miners and to serve the sick and homeless. The land they purchased for the site of a school eventually became the site of the Capitol.
The September 11 Memorial, including a plaque and three rose bushes, dedicated on the one year anniversary of the attacks.
The California Civil War Veterans plaque, located at the east entrance, dedicated in 1963 to California veterans of that conflict.
The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Marker, placed in 1888, is located at 38°34'35"N by 121°29'33"W.
The Senator Capitol Kitty Memorial, remembering the beloved feline resident of Capitol Park.
Between 11th and 12th streets:
The Pioneer Camellia Grove created in 1942 by the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West in tribute to the pioneers of the city and county of Sacramento.
A life-sized statue of Father Junípero Serra, a Roman Catholic missionary sent by Spain to help colonize California. At its base is a map of California's 21 missions, from San Diego to Sonoma.
Behind Father Serra stands an El Camino Real Commemorative Bell, placed by the California Federation of Women's Clubs and the California State Automobile Association to celebrate the placing of the original bells along the route in 1906 by the CFWC.
The Civil War Memorial Grove planted in 1897 with saplings from famous Civil War battlefields.
Within the grove stands the Reverend Thomas Starr King Memorial, originally one of two statues representing California in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, but replaced in 2009 by Governor and President Ronald Reagan.
The Spanish War Veterans Memorial, commonly called "The Hiker," after the appearance of the uniform.
The ship's bell from USS California, the only dreadnaught-type battleship built on the Pacific Coast. Sunk at Pearl Harbor, she was raised, refitted, and rejoined the fleet in 1944.
The reproduction of the Liberty Bell, one of fifty-three replicas cast in 1953 as part of a nationwide savings bond drive.
The World War I Memorial Trees, planted in 1921 in memory of the unknown first California soldier to die in that conflict.
The Governor Hiram W. Johnson Memorial Parkway, dedicated to the progressive and conservationist Governor.
The California Department of Transportation Highway Workers Memorial, remembering those CalTrans workers killed in work-related incidents.
Y-ET-IM TEH-LEI-LI California Indian Grinding Rock
Between 13th and 14th streets:
The Insectary, constructed in 1908 as a research facility, is now used as a service area for the Department of General Services groundskeeping crew.
The California Firefighters Memorial erected to honor the fallen firefighter.
The California Veterans Memorial, a granite obelisk honoring California Veterans from the Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War.
By the Veterans Memorial stands the Purple Heart Monument, in honor of those veterans killed, wounded, or disabled in combat.
Between 14th and 15th streets:
The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with life-size bronze figures of service men and women depicting military life in Vietnam and featuring engravings of names of Californians killed or missing in action.
The World Peace Rose Garden, a 0.42 acre garden with about 650 roses in over 140 varieties of colors and fragrances on display.
The California Native Plant Section, created in 1911 with the efforts of the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, planted almost exclusively with flora native to the state.
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