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

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
1. Lest We Forget Marker
Inscription.  This monument has been erected to honor the memory of eleven local railroad workers who met untimely deaths in a tragic train accident between Roseville and Lincoln on April 8, 1935.

Louis Apostolas • Arnold Caballero • Sam Darras • Tony Espinoza • Isaac Esqueda • Steve Gianakopias • Vincente Hernandez • Leonard Jimenez • Agapito Munoz • Pete Piniotis • Jose Vargas

They kept the railroad moving

 
Erected by Roseville Historical Society. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 45.003′ N, 121° 17.173′ W. Marker is in Roseville, California, in Placer County. Marker is on North Grant Street west of Pacific Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located at the Roseville Amtrak Station. 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. The Roseville Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roseville (about 400 feet away); Roseville's First Hospital
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 20, 2010
2. Lest We Forget Marker
(about 500 feet away); Roseville Tribune and Register Building (about 500 feet away); The Owl Club Building (about 500 feet away); The West House (about 600 feet away); Chicago West Building (about 600 feet away); Roseville’s First City Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseville.
 
Regarding Lest We Forget. This memorial was placed to honor the memory of the 11 railroad workers who were killed while working on the tracks during a rain storm.

The engineer on a train traveling from Lincoln to Roseville could not see the workers and the train ran into their open rail-car.
 
Additional keywords. Railroad Accidents
 
Lest We Forget Monument and Roseville Amtrak Station image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
3. Lest We Forget Monument and Roseville Amtrak Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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