Town of Paradise Memorial Trailway

Town of Paradise Memorial Trailway (HMJS6)

Location: Paradise, CA 95969 Butte County
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N 39° 45.158', W 121° 37.412'

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SPRR Milepost 198.2 - Site of the Paradise Rail Yard

The rail yard housed the depot, a water tank, a stockyard, as well as a siding and spur. A motorcar house was located further up the track. The depot was retired on January 19, 1960.

The coming of the railroad was the major event that sparked the growth of Paradise and generated the development of property on a grand scale. The railroad began operation in November 1903 and the depot was constructed in 1904. Stores and offices were built near the depot. Residential subdivisions sprang up, and commerce shifted from Old Paradise on Clark Road to the new town site.

In 1905, Dr. W.E. Mack built his olive processing plant east of the railroad tracks and shipped out pickled olives and olive oil under the Highlands Farms Brand.

On April 20, 1905 the Congregational Church filed incorporation papers for Sierra Polytechnic Institute. The vocational and technical school located on College Hill operated between 1906 and 1910.

The rail yard continues to play a major roll in the development of Paradise as the site of the Paradise Community Park. The park completed in 2006, offers a place for all generations to come together and enjoy the community that is - Paradise.
HM NumberHMJS6
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTown of Paradise
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 617919 N 4401208
Decimal Degrees39.75263333, -121.62353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.158', W 121° 37.412'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 9.48" N, 121° 37' 24.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5861-5899 Paradise Memorial Trailway, Paradise CA 95969, US
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