First Transcontinental Railroad - Western Base of the Sierra Nevada
California State Historic Landmark 780-8
#780-8 First Transcontinental Railroad
Western Base of the Sierra Nevada
On January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arcade Creek the western base of the Sierra Nevada began. The hardships of railroad construction through mountains resulted in increased government subsidies; these funds gave the company impetus to finish the transcontinental railroad.
Nothing remains of this site.
Haggin Oaks Municipal Golf Course, N side of clubhouse, 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento.
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