Isleton's Historic Old Town

Isleton's Historic Old Town (HMBXS)

Location: Isleton, CA 95641 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 9.739', W 121° 36.569'

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During the gold rush period of 1849 Isleton was a sea of swaying tules and peat bogs. Chinese immigrants lured to California for gold stayed on to begin a hand labor task of dredging and constructing levees. When the water was pumped out, these islands were formed creating what Isleton residents now call home.

In 1874 Dr. Josiah Poole founded the town and built a wharf the following year, giving Isleton access to the outside world and farming began.

The Chinese settled in the town and were joined by Japanese immigrants. Their original home sites were on Jackson Slough Road, south of the present historical district, but were destroyed by fire in 1915. The town was rebuilt at the present location only to burn again in 1926. It was rebuilt once again, however this time the buildings were constructed with metal exterior siding as a fire precaution.

This unique community continues on today with the restoration of these old buildings, reflecting their original heritage.
Dedicated March 4, 2000
New Helvetia Chapter #5
E Clampus Vitus
In association with the Isleton Historical Society
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByNew Helvetia Chapter #5, E Vitus Clampus in associtation with the Isleton Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 621816 N 4224738
Decimal Degrees38.16231667, -121.60948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 9.739', W 121° 36.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 9' 44.34" N, 121° 36' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14946-14948 River Rd, Isleton CA 95641, US
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