Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
Two markers are affixed to boulders behind the Truckee Passenger Depot. The one in the foreground commemorates Theodore Dehone Judah. The one in the background, partially obscured by foliage, commemorates the first transcontinental railroad.
The Judah marker reads:
Theodore Dehone Judah
As Chief Engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad, Judah's engineering skill, political savvy and financial genius, along with the promoters' capital, culminated in formation and construction of the Trans-Sierra leg of the first transcontinental railroad. While fighting the excesses of the railroad's promoters, he died without seeing his dream completed.
Dedicated August 14, 1982
Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691
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