William Semple Green

William Semple Green (HM168H)

Location: Orland, CA 95963 Glenn County
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N 39° 47.378', W 122° 3.146'

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1832 - 1905

Arrived via Panama route, San Francisco Oct. 10, 1849Arrived Colusi County, July 6, 1850

Ferry boat captain, mail carrier, surveyor, editor, writer, legislator, Surveyor General of the United States, California State Treasurer, irrigationist, friend of man.

On Dec. 18, 1880 posted the first water notice on an oak tree on the west bank of the Sacramento River immediately east of this spot for the diversion of 500,000 miner's inches of water for the irrigation of lands on the west side of the Sacramento Valley.

Dedicated by Colusi County Historical SocietyDonated and erected by Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, May 15, 1954

"......thou shalt take of the water of the river and pour it upon the dry land." Exodus 4:9
HM NumberHM168H
Marker NumberCHL 831
Year Placed1954
Placed ByColusi County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 581132 N 4404838
Decimal Degrees39.78963333, -122.05243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.378', W 122° 3.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 22.68" N, 122° 3' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47784 Co Rd 4, Orland CA 95963, US
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