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Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad

 
 
Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
1. Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker
Inscription.  The western branch of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Central Pacific, laid track to this exact point on May 21, 1864.

The Central Pacific met its eastern counterpart, the Union Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869.

These tracks carried carloads of Loomis fruit throughout the United States for nearly 100 years.
 
Erected 2004 by Loomis Basin Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Transcontinental Railroad series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 21, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 49.296′ N, 121° 11.643′ W. Marker is in Loomis, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from Horseshoe Bar Road. The marker is located near the entrance to Blue Anchor Park next to the railroad station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis CA 95650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Brief History of the Blue Anchor Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Loomis
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Loomis Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loomis Chinatown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Griffith Quarry (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Finnish Temperance Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Fletcher Moon House (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loomis.
 
Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
2. Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker
Loomis Train Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
3. Loomis Train Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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