By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Thomas Starr King - Sacramento, California, US
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 34.590 W 121° 29.490
10S E 631402 N 4270860
Quick Description: Created by Haig Patigian, this sculpture to honor Unitarian preacher Thomas Starr King was originally installed at the United States Capitol as part of the Statuary Hall Collection in 1931.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2012 9:22:06 PM
Waymark Code: WME30E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 12

Long Description:
The statue is bronze and 7 feet 2 inches tall. The sculpture was originally installed at the United States Capitol as part of the Statuary Hall Collection in 1931. It was replaced in 2009 by a statue of Ronald Reagan and moved to the grounds of the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

"Thomas Starr King
1824-1864

Courageous and inspirational San Francisco minister, stalwart defender of the Union during the Civil War, advocate of racial justice, admired educator and pioneering nature writer

Starr King was a Unitarian preacher credited with keeping California from seceding from the Union at the dawn of the Civil War. His ceaseless advocacy for the Union cause would earn him the title "Apostle of Liberty." This prominent location welcomes visitors to the Civil War Grove, the first monument in Capitol Park. The grove was dedicated on May 1, 1897, and honors all those who fought in the war." (Text from the plaque)
URL of the statue: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
You must have visited the site in person, not online.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Statues of Historic Figures
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
mcfail visited Thomas Starr King - Sacramento, California, US 6/2/2015 mcfail visited it
SierraHiker63 visited Thomas Starr King - Sacramento, California, US 6/1/2015 SierraHiker63 visited it
fresgo visited Thomas Starr King - Sacramento, California, US 6/10/2014 fresgo visited it
NW_history_buff visited Thomas Starr King - Sacramento, California, US 6/1/2013 NW_history_buff visited it

View all visits/logs