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#780-8:  First Transcontinental Railroad - Western Base of the Sierra Nevada

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Location:

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

38.634153,-121.402837

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

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.



2009 David Schmitt