Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California’s First Passenger Railroad
Erected 1955 by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with The Sacramento County Historical Society, February 12, 1955. (Marker Number 526.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 34.44′ N, 121° 30.406′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of R Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west on R 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. R Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Street Lights (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Birth Place of the Railroads (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rededication of El Centro Mexicano Plaque The Docks (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Brick Building in Sacramento (approx. 0.4 miles away); Independent Boat Operations of the 1850s (approx. 0.4 miles away); The River Lines Fleet (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
Regarding California’s First Passenger Railroad. The Sacramento Valley Railroad also carried the Pony Express Mail to its terminus at Folsom.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Sacramento Valley Railroad. The Sacramento Valley Railroad had been completed in 1856, largely with the aid of San Francisco capital. It was the first commercial railroad west of the Mississippi. (Submitted on February 11, 2009.)
2. Building the Sacramento Valley Railroad. During the great Gold Rush of 1849, the Sacramento and the Feather Rivers became the main arteries of transportation, serving the great interior valley and the foothill region beyond. With the phenomenal growth of the area, shipping conditions, by 1852, were becoming acute. The lack of dependable supply was seriously hampering the growth (Submitted on February 11, 2009.)
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