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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Transcontinental Railroad

Auburn

 
 
First Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 11, 2012
1. First Transcontinental Railroad Marker
Inscription. After an eleven-month delay due to political opposition and lack of money, Central Pacific tracks reached Auburn May 13, 1865, and regualr service began. Government loans became available when the railroad completed its first 40 miles, four miles east of here. With new funds, Central Pacific augmented its forces with the first Chinese laborers and work began in earnest.
 
Erected 1969 by State Parks and Recrreation, CA Historical Societies, Placer County Historical Society. (Marker Number 780-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.112′ N, 121° 3.968′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Lincoln Way 0.1 miles south of The Golden Chain Highway (California Highway 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is installed in a wall of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Corporate Headquarters. The bell tower and flag pole mark the spot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 638 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Auburn Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Marguerite Mine “Quartz Rock”
First Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 11, 2012
2. First Transcontinental Railroad Marker
The Bell Tower and Flag Pole. The flag pole may be made from a hydraulic mining monitor pipe.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Chinese Coolie (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford & Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Iron Works (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
More about this marker. This is the official marker for a community funded plaza, collection of train cars, original Auburn railroad station, and the Kenneth Fox "Chinese Coolee" sculpture commemorating the Transcontinental Railway in Auburn.
 
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Placer County's First Transcontinental Railroad Commemoration Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 11, 2012
3. Placer County's First Transcontinental Railroad Commemoration Plaza
Auburn railroad station, box car, refrigerator car, caboose and Kenneth Fox commemorative Chinese Coolee sculpture. This is an interesting location to visit, finding the community spirit that assembled and maintains this point of pride.
 
 
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