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Landmark 83
Two Shoreline Markers
Southwest Corner of Market and First
Northeast Corner of Market and Bush and Battery
Financial District
1848
Shoreline Markers
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Plaque At Southwest Corner

The shoreline of San Francisco Bay reached a point twenty-five feet northeasterly from this spot at the time gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Coloma, California, January 24, 1848.

Map of old waterline shown on tablet on opposite side of street.

Placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sonns of the Golden West, 1921.

Market Street Bay Fill
 
If you stand at the plaque on the southwest corner and look down Market Street toward the Ferry Building, everything you see is built upon sunken ships and other bay fill.
Shoreline Markers
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Plaque At Northeast Corner

This tablet marks the shore line of San Francisco Bay at the time of the discovery of gold in California, January 24, 1848.

Map reproduced above delineates old shoreline.

Placed by Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, 1921.

Mechanics Monument
(High Definition Viewer)

The plaque on the northeast corner is in the brick sidewalk near the Mechanics Monument, a bronze sculpture by Douglas Tilden, unveiled May 15, 1901.

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