Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
City of Auburn
State Registered Landmark No. 404
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated September 23, 1950
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission. (Marker Number 404.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 53.767′ N, 121° 4.741′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Park Street, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Way. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At Claude Chana (a few steps from this marker); Historical Auburn Fire House (within shouting distance of this marker); Placer County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Feldberg – L. Newman, Clothing (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
1. Transcontinental Transportation
The Central Pacific Railroad's eastern terminus for many years was in Auburn. It then built east to connect with the Union Pacific at Promontory Point, Utah, becoming the western part of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.
The early 20th century transcontinental highway U.S. Route 40 from Atlantic City, New Jersey to San Francisco ran through Auburn by 1926. Today it terminates in Utah; Interstate 80 has replaced it in California.
— Submitted November 13, 2006.
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