NO. 680 MURPHY'S RANCH - This is the site of the beginning of the United States' conquest of California. On June 10, 1846, American settlers led by Ezekial Merritt overpowered Mexican soldiers under Lieutenant Francisco Arce and took their horses from the corral of the Murphy Ranch on the north bank of the Cosumnes River. The 'Bear Flag' action in Sonoma followed on June 14, 1846.
On West Stockton Blvd (east of Promenade Pkwy), Elk Grove
Going North or South on Hwy 99, take the east bound Grant Line Road/Kammerer Road exit. Traveling east on Kammerer, turn left onto Promenade Pkwy. Then, turn left onto W Stockton Blvd. The state plaque is at the bend in the road, just west of Hwy 99.