China Wall of the Sierra

China Wall of the Sierra (HMFLF)

Location: Truckee, CA 96161 Nevada County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.012', W 120° 19.178'

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Charles Crocker, Construction Chief of the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR), contracted for a workforce of approximately 12,000 Chinese laborers to push the CPRR tracks over its Trans-Sierra Crossing on its race east to a meet with the Union Pacific at Promontory, Utah Territory. A railroad retaining wall and fill, constructed of Sierra granite, stand silently above on the pass as a lasting monument to the Asian "Master Builders" who left an indelible mark on the history of California and the West.
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HM NumberHMFLF
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByTruckee-Donner Historical Society, Inc and the Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 731075 N 4355366
Decimal Degrees39.31686667, -120.31963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.012', W 120° 19.178'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 0.72" N, 120° 19' 10.68" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17875 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee CA 96161, US
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