Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
First Transcontinental Railroad
Erected 1969 by State Parks and Recrreation, CA Historical Societies, Placer County Historical Society. (Marker Number 780-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 38° 54.112′ N, 121° 3.968′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Lincoln Way 0.1 miles south of The Golden Chain Highway (California Highway 49), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is installed in a wall of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Corporate Headquarters. The bell tower and flag pole mark the spot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 638 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Auburn Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Marguerite Mine “Quartz Rock” The Chinese Coolie (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford & Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Iron Works (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
More about this marker. This is the official marker for a community funded plaza, collection of train cars, original Auburn railroad station, and the Kenneth Fox "Chinese Coolee" sculpture commemorating the Transcontinental Railway in Auburn.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars •
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