Theodore Dehone Judah

Theodore Dehone Judah (HM7KG)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 34.855', W 121° 30.297'

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That The West May Remember

— America's First —

This monument was erected by the men and women of the Southern Pacific Company, who, in 1930, were carrying on the work he began in 1860. He convinced four Sacramento merchants that his plan was practical and enlisted their help. Ground was broken for the railroad January 8, 1863.

Judah died November 2, 1863.

The road was built past the site of this monument. Over the lofty Sierra - along the line of Judah's survey - to a junction with the Union Pacific at Promontory, Utah, where on May 10, 1869, the "last spike" was driven.
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HM NumberHM7KG
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the More Than Words series.
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630222 N 4271331
Decimal Degrees38.58091667, -121.50495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.855', W 121° 30.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 51.30" N, 121° 30' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1199 2nd St, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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