First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery

First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery (HMBGQ)

Location: West Sacramento, CA 95605 Yolo County
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N 38° 34.986', W 121° 30.527'

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Founded in the town of Washington (Broderick), Yolo County by Hapgood, Hume, and Company in 1864, California's first salmon cannery was located on a barge moored here on the banks of the Sacramento River. This small canning operation was the beginning of the salmon canning industry on the West Coast. Salmon caught in the Sacramento River were canned by the cooker-boiler method, rather than the salt preservation method commonly used at that time. The new process allowed for wider markets and lower prices. In 1866, declining salmon runs in the Sacramento River caused Hapgood, Hume and Company to move their canning operation to the Columbia River in Oregon.
Marker Number1040
Year Placed2009
Placed ByCalifornia State Parks, River Cats Foundation, West Sacramento Historical Society, City of West Sacramento, and the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, April 1, 2009
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 629884 N 4271568
Decimal Degrees38.58310000, -121.50878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.986', W 121° 30.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 59.16" N, 121° 30' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)916, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 651 2nd St, West Sacramento CA 95605, US
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