Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hartwell Carver, M.D.
He lived to see as an achieved fact what forty years before was to him a vision of the future.
Many years of his life were devoted to arousing the public mind to this great enterprise and demonstrating its practicability.
Dr. Carver was the father of the Pacific Railroad; with him originated the thought of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by Rail Road.
Location. 43° 7.648′ N, 77° 37.162′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Mount Hope Avenue near Elmwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is within Mt. Hope Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth of November, 1886 (approx. ¼ mile away); To the Memory of (approx. ¼ mile away); Trophy Cannon presented to Monroe County by Hon. O.F. Williams. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Founding of the River Campus Highland Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trophy Cannon (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . . Dr. Hartwell Carver's Proposal to Build a Railroad from Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean. From the Central Pacific Railroad website. Site includes transcriptions of various texts generally in support of Carver's claim. (Submitted on May 7, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 260 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 7, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.