Leland Stanford

Leland Stanford (HM1IVP)

Location: Port Washington, WI 53074 Ozaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 23.314', W 87° 52.201'

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Tycoon, industrialist, and politician Leland Stanford moved to Port Washington, Wisconsin, from Albany, New York in 1848, shortly after entering the bar. After Port Washington's 1852 fire destroyed his law office, which was located in the block across the street, Stanford moved to California, where his five brothers had already found success as Gold Rush merchants. Stanford became a wealthy merchant himself and eventually was president of the Central Pacific Railroad (1861-1893). He oversaw the completion of the western portion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad and presided at the driving of the "last spike" in Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869. In addition, he served as California's governor (1862-1863) and US senator (1885-1893). In 1884, the death of his only son prompted Leland Stanford to found and endow Stanford University.
Marker Number557
Year Placed2014
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 429534 N 4804333
Decimal Degrees43.38856667, -87.87001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 23.314', W 87° 52.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 23' 18.84" N, 87° 52' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)262
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 E Main St, Port Washington WI 53074, US
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