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George Yount Obelisk - Yountville, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 24.532 W 122° 22.088
10S E 555167 N 4251370
Quick Description: Obelisk of Yountville founder George Yount.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 1:13:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM6JRV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque at the obelisk read: "Grave of George C. Yount

George Calvert Yount (1794-1865) was the first United States citizen to be ceded a Spanish land grant in Napa Valley (1836). Skilled hunter, frontiersman, craftsman, and farmer, he was the true embodiment of all the finest qualities of an advancing civilization blending with the existing primitive culture. Friend to all, this kindly host of Caymus Rancho encouraged sturdy American pioneers to establish ranches in this area, so it was well populated before the gold rush.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 693

Plaque placed by the California State Historical Commission in cooperation with George C. Yount Parlor No. 322, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Colonel Nelson Holderman Parlor No. 316, Native Sons of the Golden West, and the Yountville Cemetery Association, October 18, 1959. "
Height: 10 ft

Website: [Web Link]

Date Created/Placed: Not listed

Address: Not listed

Illuminated: Not Listed

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