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

Roseville Junction Monument

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
1. Roseville Junction Monument
Inscription.  The Roseville Junction Monument derives its name from two sources of inspiration. First, it reflects the name of the town in the 1860's. Roseville was the intersection between local rail lines and was appropriately called "Junction.” Secondly, the name Junction announces the monument's location at the intersection of three significant streets in Downtown Roseville: Riverside Avenue, Douglas Boulevard, and Vernon Street.

The spherical shape of the central monument exhibits the direction of the streets as they intersect one another, with Riverside Avenue providing a north/south reference. Additionally, the monument's design recognizes Roseville's historical relation to the railroad. The laced trestle pattern presents a railroad bridge-like shape, the round wheel elements mimic engine and rail car truck assemblies, and the tower features represent conductor's lanterns.
 
Location. 38° 44.64′ N, 121° 17.421′ W. Marker is in Roseville, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Douglas Boulevard and Riverside Avenue, on the right

Roseville Junction Monument Marker - wide view, with monument in the background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
2. Roseville Junction Monument Marker - wide view, with monument in the background
when traveling west on Douglas Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roseville CA 95678, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haman House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Minard Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roseville - Placer County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. half a mile away); The West House (approx. half a mile away); Reuben F. Nelson Footbridge (approx. half a mile away); Masonic Hall and Roseville Theater Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseville.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Roseville Junction Monument image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
3. Roseville Junction Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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