Wednesday, September 10, 2008

California Historical Landmark #558

Folsom Terminal
California's First Passenger Railroad

California State Historical Landmark #558

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This landmark is located in Leidesdorff Plaza on the northwest corner of intersection of Reading and Sutter Streets, Folsom, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 40.549 W 121° 10.812.

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Completion of the 22-mile Sacramento Valley Railroad line from Sacramento to Folsom was celebrated here February 22, 1856 by enthusiastic residents of both cities. The new line, commenced February 12,1855, was built by noted pioneer engineer Theodore Dehone Judah.

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