Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Theodore Dehone Judah
That The West May Remember
—America’s First —
Judah died November 2, 1863.
The road was built past the site of this monument. Over the lofty Sierra – along the line of Judah’s survey – to a junction with the Union Pacific at Promontory, Utah, where on May 10, 1869, the “last spike” was driven.
Location. 38° 34.855′ N, 121° 30.297′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and L Street, on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento Engine Company No. 3 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum (about 500 feet away); Lady Adams Building (about 500 feet away); Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope” (about 700 Freight on the Move (about 700 feet away); Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (about 700 feet away); The United States Merchant Marine (about 700 feet away); U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum: Theodore Judah - Railroad Pioneer. (Submitted on September 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Linecamp Museum: Theodore D. Judah. (Submitted on September 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
1. From The Memoirs of Mrs. Anna Judah
“Everything he did from the time he went to California to the day of his death was for the great continental Pacific railway. Time, money, brains, strength, body and soul were absorbed. It was the burden of his thought day and night, largely of his conversation, till it used to be said “Judah’s Pacific Railroad crazy.” And I would say, “Theodore, those people don’t care,”… He’d Laugh and say, “But we must keep the ball rolling.”
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