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Latrobe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Latrobe

Est. 1864

 
 
Latrobe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
1. Latrobe Marker
Inscription. The youngest town acquisition of El Dorado County owes its origin to the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad. They established a station for neighboring Amador County at this crossing of the roads. The town started on the completion of the railroad. It was platted by Chief Engineer F. Bishop. He named the town after B. Latrobe, the civil engineer in charge of building the first railroad in the United States.
Dedicated January 26th 2008 by
E. Clampus Vitus Chapter 49
James W. Marshall

 
Erected 2008 by E Clampus Vitus, James W. Marshall Chapter No.49.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 33.518′ N, 120° 58.884′ W. Marker is in Latrobe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on South Shingle Road near Elvira Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the I.O.O.F. Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7672 South Shingle Road, Shingle Springs CA 95682, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Latrobe Elementary School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Mining and Michigan Bar
Latrobe Marker and the I.O.O.F Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
2. Latrobe Marker and the I.O.O.F Hall
Consumnes Lodge No.63
Instituted I.O.O.F. December 4, 1856
Eldo Rebukah Lodge No.282
Instituted July 13, 1905
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Forest Home (approx. 6.5 miles away); Du Roc House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Camp Site of Boston-Newton Party (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mormon Tavern (approx. 8 miles away); Memorial Entrance (approx. 8.9 miles away); Benny Brown Arena (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Latrobe – Circa 1883. This historical write-up of the town was written in 1883. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Sacramento Valley Railroad (1852 – 1877). On April 19 1877 the Sacramento Valley Railroad was consolidated with the Folsom and Placerville Railroad to form the Sacramento and Placerville Railroad. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Sacramento History Online. Click “View Large Image” link to view an expense bill for the Sacramento and Placerville Railroad from 1889. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
3. Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe
Looking East
Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
4. Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe
Looking West
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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