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Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Completion of 4th Railroad in California

Middletown

 
 
Completion of 4th Railroad in California Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2013
1. Completion of 4th Railroad in California Marker
Inscription.  To Commemorate completion of 4th Railroad in California – Marysville to Oroville, by California Northern Railroad, later the Southern Pacific Co. 1st passenger train February 9 – 1864. Also marks site of Middletown 1854 – 1856.
 
Erected 1950 by Native Sons of the Golden West & Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 9, 1788.
 
Location. 39° 30.576′ N, 121° 33.195′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of Myers Street (Business California Route 70) and Kitrick Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Myers Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1978 Myers Street, Oroville CA 95966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oroville State Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Community Well (approx. ¼ mile away); Butte County Courthouse Bricks
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty Pole (approx. ¼ mile away); Oroville Masonic Temple (approx. ¼ mile away); Butte County Court House at Oroville (approx. ¼ mile away); Edison Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Gray Nurse Hardware (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
 
Completion of 4th Railroad in California Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 7, 2013
2. Completion of 4th Railroad in California Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2022, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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