Thursday, September 17, 2009

California Historical Landmark #780-8

First Transcontinental Railroad
Western Base of the Sierra Nevada

California State Historical Landmark #780-8

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This landmark is located at the Haggin Oaks Municipal Golf Course, 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, California. The plaque is near the first tee of the Arcade Creek Golf Course. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 38.050 W 121° 24.170.

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California Historial Landmark #780-8

On January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that the western base of the Sierra Nevada began where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arcade Creek. The hardships of railroad construction through mountains resulted in increased government subsidies that gave the company impetus to finish the transcontinental railroad.

California Historical Landmark #780-8

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