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First Transcontinental Railroad - Auburn No. 780-4
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 38° 54.108 W 121° 03.947
10S E 667725 N 4307657
Quick Description: This marker is hidden near a huge statue of a Chinese railroad worker. i cleared off the plant so we could read it.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:25:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM3WYX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 15

Long Description:
MARKER TEXT:
NO. 780-4 FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-AUBURN - After an 11-month delay due to political opposition and lack of money, Central Pacific tracks reached Auburn May 13, 1865, and regular service began. Government loans became available when the railroad completed its first 40 miles, four miles east of here. With the new funds, Central Pacific augmented its forces with the first Chinese laborers, and work began again in earnest.
Location: 639 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Marker Number: 780.00

Marker Name: NO. 780-4 FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-AUBURN

County: Placer

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/09/1969

Location:
639 Lincoln Way, Auburn


Website: [Web Link]

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