Cape Horn Promontory

Cape Horn Promontory (HM9DF)

Location: Colfax, CA 95713 Placer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 7.75', W 120° 55.417'

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North Fork American River Canyon

Dedicated to the memory of thousands of Chinese who worked for Charles Crocker on the Central Pacific Railroad . They were lowered over the face of Cape Horn Promontory in wicker Bosun's chairs to a point 1332 feet above the canyon floor. The ledge created for the railbed was completed May 1866. They are honored for their work ethic, and timely completion of the Transcontinental Rails ending in Promotory, Utah, May 1869.
HM NumberHM9DF
Marker Number780-9
Year Placed1999
Placed ByColfax Area Historical Society, Inc. Dedicated May 8, 1999
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 679478 N 4333163
Decimal Degrees39.12916667, -120.92361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.75', W 120° 55.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 45.00" N, 120° 55' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26622 Old Loggers Ln, Colfax CA 95713, US
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