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First Transcontinental Railroad-Western Base of the Sierra Nevada
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 38.050 W 121° 24.170
10S E 639015 N 4277391
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #780-8
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2009 8:44:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM7898
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 16

Long Description:
On January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that the western base of the Sierra Nevada began where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arcade Creek. The hardships of railroad construction through mountains resulted in increased government subsidies that gave the company impetus to finish the transcontinental railroad.
Marker Number: 781.00

Marker Name: FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-WESTERN BASE OF THE SIERRA NEVADA

County: Sacramento

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 08/07/1971

Location:
Haggin Oaks Municipal Golf Course, N side of clubhouse, 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento


Website: Not listed

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