Western Base of the Sierra NevadaOn January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arden 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series|
|Placed By||Department of Parks & Recreation, New Helvetia Chapter No.5, E Clampus Vitus, August 17, 1971|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 639016 N 4277387|
|Decimal Degrees||38.63413333, -121.40281667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 38.048', W 121° 24.169'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 38' 2.88" N, 121° 24' 10.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento CA 95821, US|
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