Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1991 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Thomas W. Perazzo, Grand President.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 52.677′ N, 121° 4.987′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Herdal Drive and Quinn Way on Herdal Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Travelers’ Rest (Bernhard Complex) (approx. one mile away); Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gietzen Fire Station Chinese Houses (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Auburn Joss House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bosse-Morgan Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); American Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gold Bug Stamp Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
More about this marker. Herdal Drive appears to have been planned to go further but instead it ends at the corner of Quinn Way. There is a wooden barricade fence and the monument is just over the fence. Follow the path beyond the monument for about 2/10 of a mile to the edge of the cut.
Also see . . . Sierra Nevada Geotourism Guide - Bloomers Cut. In 1862, Indiana State Representative William Holman remarked about the Transcontinental Railroad that it…“could never be constructed on terms applicable to ordinary roads…it is to be constructed through almost impassable mountains, deep ravines, canyons, gorges, and over arid and sandy plains.” Representative Holman identified most of the obstacles that faced the construction of the Transcontinental (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then. 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.