Society of California Pioneers

Society Of California Pioneers

The Society of California Pioneers and its members are listed in the Annals of San Francisco of 1855. The key stipulation seems to be that they arrived in California prior to December 31, 1849. Since this was a membership organization, it lists only a portion of the pioneers that came to California prior to 1850. Membership fees in 1854 were $10 to join plus a $1/month subscription fee.

The Society was based in San Francisco and most of the members resided there, as opposed to other important pioneer cities such as Sacramento. Monterey, Santa Barbara, Sonoma and San Diego.

The purpose of the Society was, according to its constitution, "to cultivate the social virtues of its members, to collect and preserve information connected with the early settlement and conquest of the country, and to perpetuate the memory of those who sagacity, enterprise, and love of independence induced them to settle in the wilderness, and become the germ of a new State."

The Society continues to be a membership organization, and "Membership is open to descendants of pioneers who arrived in California prior to January 1, 1850."

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