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Woodland in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Original railroad

 
 
Original railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 7, 2012
1. Original railroad Marker
Inscription. In 1869 the branch line of the California Pacific Railroad (Cal-P) was laid, connecting Davisville to Woodland to Knights Landing to Yuba City. The tracks crossed the alley about here, angling from Main and College (then called Railroad Street). In 1872 the line was removed and relaid along what became East Street. Up to 16,000 Chinese men worked on California railroads in the 1860s.

Joe Scarpa created this marker in 2005 with funds provided by the Stroll Through History Committee as part of the Woodland Art Center Dead Cat Alley Nine Lives Project.
 
Erected 2005 by Stroll Through History Committee – Woodland Arts Center.
 
Location. 38° 40.701′ N, 121° 46.445′ W. Marker is in Woodland, California, in Yolo County. Marker can be reached from Dead Cat Alley. Click for map. The marker is mounted on a building between College and First Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Woodland CA 95695, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland begins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodland's First Post Office (about 300 feet away); Yolo County Savings Bank (about 400 feet away); The Woodland Opera House
Original railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 7, 2012
2. Original railroad Marker
(about 600 feet away); Main and Second Street 1920ís (about 600 feet away); Site of Byron Jacksonís First Machine Shop (about 700 feet away); Yolo County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yolo County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodland.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansRailroads & Streetcars
 
Original railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 7, 2012
3. Original railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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