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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Auburn Depot

 
 
Auburn Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 14, 2015
1. Auburn Depot Marker
Inscription. The Auburn depot is the fourth depot constructed (1902) on this hill. The original depot was constructed in 1865 when the Transcontinental Railroad came through Auburn. It burned down and was replaced in 1870. The second depot was sold and replaced in 1898 and the third burned down in 1902.
President “Teddy” Roosevelt’s train stopped at the Auburn depot on May 19, 1903 during his tour of California and he gave remarks to a large crowd (excerpt below).
“I thank you most heartily for your kindness in coming to greet me and I am so pleased to see you men and women of Placer County. I have enjoyed to the full my visit to California. I have been astonished and delighted with your extraordinary success in so many different types of industries - mining, agriculture of so many kinds, manufacturing, your wonderful commerce. It is particularly a pleasure to be in a state already great, and yet with an infinitely greater future before it.”
President Theodore Roosevelt
 
Erected 2015 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Auburn #59. (Marker Number 138 - 06.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.15′ N,
Grand President Tullius and the Newly Dedicated Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 14, 2015
2. Grand President Tullius and the Newly Dedicated Marker
121° 3.962′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Elm Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Lincoln Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Auburn Depot (here, next to this marker); The Chinese Coolie (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Marguerite Mine “Quartz Rock” (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); East Auburn Bell Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ford & Co. Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Auburn Depot image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 14, 2015
3. Auburn Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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