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First Transcontinental Railroad

FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, 1869, FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD TRAIN LINKING TWO GREAT OCEANS AND CONSISTING OF TWELVE CARS AND THREE LOCOMOTIVES PASSED HERE ON WAY TO A ...

FIRST

TRANSCONTINENTAL

RAILROAD

ON SEPTEMBER 6TH, 1869, FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL

RAILROAD TRAIN LINKING TWO GREAT OCEANS AND

CONSISTING OF TWELVE CARS AND THREE LOCOMOTIVES

PASSED HERE ON WAY TO A WHARF TERMINAL WEST 

OF HERE, A LOCATION NOW COVERED BY LAGOON

FOR TAKE-OFF TRANS-PACIFIC PLANES, AND WITHIN

CONFINES PRESENT U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION.

ORIGINAL CELEBRATION HELD NEAR THIS SPOT.

ERECTED BY THE CALIFORNIA CENTENNIALS COMMISSION 

IN COOPERATION WITH THE ALAMEDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

DEDICATED 1951

 

THIS PLAQUE ERECTED 

THROUGH THE GENEROSITY

OF

HON. JOSEPH R. KNOWLAND

A NATIVE OF THIS CITY

IN COOPERATION WITH

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL

 

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