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Latrobe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Latrobe

Est. 1864

 
 
Latrobe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
1. Latrobe Marker
Inscription. The youngest town acquisition of El Dorado County owes its origin to the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad. They established a station for neighboring Amador County at this crossing of the roads. The town started on the completion of the railroad. It was platted by Chief Engineer F. Bishop. He named the town after B. Latrobe, the civil engineer in charge of building the first railroad in the United States.
 
Erected 2008 by E Clampus Vitus, James W. Marshall Chapter No.49.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 33.518′ N, 120° 58.884′ W. Marker is in Latrobe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on South Shingle Road near Elvira Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the I.O.O.F. Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7672 South Shingle Road, Shingle Springs CA 95682, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Latrobe Elementary School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Mining and Michigan Bar (approx. 6.3 miles away); Forest Home (approx.
Latrobe Marker and the I.O.O.F Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
2. Latrobe Marker and the I.O.O.F Hall
Consumnes Lodge No.63
Instituted I.O.O.F. December 4, 1856
Eldo Rebukah Lodge No.282
Instituted July 13, 1905
6.5 miles away); Du Roc House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Camp Site of Boston-Newton Party (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mormon Tavern (approx. 8 miles away); Memorial Entrance (approx. 8.9 miles away); Benny Brown Arena (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sacramento Valley Railroad (1852 – 1877). On April 19 1877 the Sacramento Valley Railroad was consolidated with the Folsom and Placerville Railroad to form the Sacramento and Placerville Railroad. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Sacramento History Online. Click “View Large Image” link to view an expense bill for the Sacramento and Placerville Railroad from 1889. (Submitted on May 24, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
3. Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe
Looking East
Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 24, 2009
4. Railroad Tracks of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad - Latrobe
Looking West
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 24, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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