Murphy's Ranch

California State Historic Landmark 680

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#680 Murphy's Corral
This is the site of the beginning of the conquest of California by the United States. On June 10, 1846, American settlers led by Ezekial Merritt overpowered soldiers under Lt. Francisco Arce and took their Mexican army horses from the corral of the Murphy Ranch on the north bank of the Consumnes River. The "Bear Flag" action in Sonoma followed on June 14, 1846.

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Nothing remains of this site.


Near SW corner of Grant Line Rd and Hwy 99, Elk Grove.

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