First Transcontinental Railroad

First Transcontinental Railroad (HMCDK)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95821 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 38.048', W 121° 24.169'

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Western Base of the Sierra Nevada

On January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arden Creek the western base of the Sierra Nevada began. The hardships of railroad construction through mountains resulted in increased government subsidies. These funds gave the company impetus to finish the transcontinental railroad.
CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK No. 780-8
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the New Helvetia Chapter No.5, E. Clampus Vitus, August 17, 1971.


[Second Plaque
Remounted by
JOHN A. SUTTER #1841
In conjunction with
YERBA BUENA #1
E. Clampus Vitus
March 2009
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HM NumberHMCDK
Series This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series
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Marker Number780-8
Year Placed1971
Placed ByDepartment of Parks & Recreation, New Helvetia Chapter No.5, E Clampus Vitus, August 17, 1971
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 639016 N 4277387
Decimal Degrees38.63413333, -121.40281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.048', W 121° 24.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 2.88" N, 121° 24' 10.14" W
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Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento CA 95821, US
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