Colonel C. Lincoln Wilson

Colonel C. Lincoln Wilson (HMRGP)

Location: Lincoln, CA 95648 Placer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.503', W 121° 17.434'

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Founder of the City of Lincoln
First president of the Sacramento Valley Railroad
Founder of the California Central Railroad

Colonel Wilson came to California in 1849 not to look for gold but to build a transportation industry. After operating a successful toll road & toll bridge in the San Francisco area and a shipping line on the Sacramento River, Wilson turned his talents to the building of a railroad. He was responsible for bringing Theadore Judah to California in 1854 - the West's most important civil engineer. In 1859 Wilson laid out the town of Lincoln, the town that bears his name. The city lots sold by public auction in 1861.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1986
Placed ByLord Sholto Douglas No. 3, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 648252 N 4306149
Decimal Degrees38.89171667, -121.29056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.503', W 121° 17.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 30.18" N, 121° 17' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 511 5th St, Lincoln CA 95648, US
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