The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush (HMY4J)

Location: Barstow, CA 92311 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 53.915', W 117° 1.538'

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With the discovery of gold in California in 1848, it's statehood in 1850, and the resulting emigration to the west, the interest of the government in exploring a rail link to the Pacific became serious in the early 1850's. Not only would a Pacific Railroad help build population and expand commerce, it was also an important element in defending the nations borders by providing a means of economically and rapidly transporting the army and its provisions to the remote posts beyond the Mississippi.
HM NumberHMY4J
Year Placed2006
Placed ByBarstow's Main Street Mural Project
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 497658 N 3861796
Decimal Degrees34.89858333, -117.02563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.915', W 117° 1.538'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 54.90" N, 117° 1' 32.28" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 E Main St, Barstow CA 92311, US
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