Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
City of Auburn
State Registered Landmark No. 404
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated September 23, 1950
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission. (Marker Number 404.)
Location. 38° 53.767′ N, 121° 4.741′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Park Street, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Claude Chana (a few steps from this marker); Historical Auburn Fire House Placer County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Feldberg – L. Newman, Clothing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
1. Transcontinental Transportation
The Central Pacific Railroad's eastern terminus for many years was in Auburn. It then built east to connect with the Union Pacific at Promontory Point, Utah, becoming the western part of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.
The early 20th century transcontinental highway U.S. Route 40 from Atlantic City, New Jersey to San Francisco ran through Auburn by 1926. Today it terminates in Utah; Interstate 80 has replaced it in California.
— Submitted November 13, 2006.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,837 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 13, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.