Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad (HMG8N)

Location: Fremont, CA 94536 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 34.596', W 121° 58.597'

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Niles, California

"May God continue the unity of our country as this railroad unites the two great oceans of the world." The gold spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah in May of 1869 united the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads. However the trails did not span the United States from ocean to ocean until some months later. In September the final link between San Francisco and Sacramento was completed near the Flour Mill of Jesus Vallejo, a short distance east of this location.
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HM NumberHMG8N
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Transcontinental Railroad series.
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByJoaquin Murrieta Chapter No.13 E Clampus Vitus and the Niles Merchants Association, August 4, 1979
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 12:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 590365 N 4159331
Decimal Degrees37.57660000, -121.97661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.596', W 121° 58.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 35.76" N, 121° 58' 35.82" W
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Area Code(s)510, 408, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37726 Niles Blvd, Fremont CA 94536, US
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