Rambling observations on books, history, movies, transit, obsolete technology, baseball, and anything else that crosses my mind.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Central Pacific 150 -- January 8, 2013
On 08-January-1863, in Sacramento, Governor Leland Stanford turned the ceremonial first shovelful of earth for the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, the western half of the great transcontinental railroad on the Overland Route. In honor of the anniversary, the California State Railroad Museum will put a plaque near the site.
I took this photo of the reproduced arcade depot in Old Sacramento in July, 2008.