Wednesday, April 11, 2012

California Historical Landmark 780-5

Jack and I stopped at this waymark briefly on our way back from skiing at Sugar Bowl. Last summer, I followed the tracks from Roseville to Rocklin to Newcastle to Auburn.

First Transcontinental Railroad - Colfax
California State Historical Landmark #780-5

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This landmark is located at on Grass Valley Street at the Railroad Tracks in Railroad Park, Colfax
in Placer County, California. There are 20 other California State Historical Landmarks in Placer County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 06.013 W 120° 57.164.

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California Historical Landmark #780-5
Central Pacific rails reached Illinois-town on September 1, 1865, and train service began four days later. Renamed by Governor Stanford in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives and later Ulysses S. Grant's Vice President, the town was for ten months a vital construction supply depot and junction point for stage lines. The real assault on the Sierra began here.

California Historical Landmark #780-5

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