Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad

Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad (HMJMN)

Location: Alameda, CA 94501 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.207', W 122° 18.175'

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[Center and Main Marker:]
This plaque marks the terminus of the First Transcontinental Passenger train that started in New York City and terminated at Alameda Point Pier On September 6, 1869.
Erected by the U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda in cooperation with the Alameda Historical Society Dedicated Aug. 22, 1953. Wm G. Huff

Small Upper Marker:]
Ceremonies commemorating the 100th Anniversary of this historical event were held at this site Sept. 6, 1969.

Jointly sponsored by:
Alameda Naval Air Station
Civilian Employee's Assn.
Alameda Chamber of Commerce
Native Sons of the Golden West

[Small Lower Marker:]
This railroad historic marker sponsored by the Naval Air Station Association, Alameda, California 1952.
Details
HM NumberHMJMN
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series, and the Transcontinental Railroad series.
Tags
Marker Number440
Year Placed1953
Placed ByUS Naval Air Station, Alameda and the Alameda Historical Society
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 561379 N 4182387
Decimal Degrees37.78678333, -122.30291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.207', W 122° 18.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 12.42" N, 122° 18' 10.50" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250-950 W Mall Square, Alameda CA 94501, US
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Marker is in good shape, but there is no other evidence of the terminus.

Oct 16, 2016 at 12:44pm PDT by bwitt

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