Ryer Island

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Not to be confused with Ryer Island (Suisun Bay). ‹See Tfd›

Ryer Island an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in Solano County, California surrounded by Miner Slough and Steamboat Slough at their confluence with the Sacramento River, 6.5 miles north-northeast of Rio Vista.[1] The 4,750 ha (11,700-acre) island is named in honor of a California pioneer, Dr. Washington M. Ryer, and his family. A map prepared at the time of statehood shows the area divided by the west fork of the Sacramento River, with the western half identified as Priest Island and the eastern half identified as Sutter Island.[2]

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  1. ^ David L. Durham, California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of This State. p. 693. Quill Driver Books. (1998) ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, General Chart, San Francisco Bay, Cadwalader Ringgold, 1852.

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Coordinates: 38°14′37″N 121°37′52″W / 38.24357°N 121.63101°W / 38.24357; -121.63101