Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
President “Teddy” Roosevelt’s train stopped at the Auburn depot on May 19, 1903 during his tour of California and he gave remarks to a large crowd (excerpt below).
“I thank you most heartily for your kindness in coming to greet me and I am so pleased to see you men and women of Placer County. I have enjoyed to the full my visit to California. I have been astonished and delighted with your extraordinary success in so many different types of industries - mining, agriculture of so many kinds, manufacturing, your wonderful commerce. It is particularly a pleasure to be in a state already great, and yet with an infinitely greater future before it.”
President Theodore Roosevelt
Erected 2015 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Auburn #59. (Marker Number 138 - 06.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 54.15′ N, Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Auburn Depot (here, next to this marker); The Chinese Coolie (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Marguerite Mine “Quartz Rock” (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); East Auburn Bell Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ford & Co. Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.