California Historical Landmarks in Placer County
California Historical Landmark 780-4
First Transcontinental Railroad
639 Lincoln Way
First Train in 1865
After an eleven-month delay due to political opposition and lack of money, Central Pacific tracks reached Auburn May 13, 1865, and regular service began. Government loans became available when the railroad completed its first 40 miles, four miles east of here. With the new funds, Central Pacific augmented its forces with the first Chinese laborers, and work began again in earnest.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 780-4
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with
the Conference of California Historical Societies and the Placer County Historical
May 9, 1969
This statue created by Kenneth H. Fox is a tribute to the historical significance
of the Chinese worker in the construction of the transcontinental railroad through
the Sierra Mountains of California.
14 December 2005
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