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Sierra Speaker Series: 150th Truckee Railroad Anniversary with Jerry Blackwill

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

INFORMATION:

Complimentary refreshments will be served, with beverages available for purchase. A $5 donation is suggested for this free program. Parking is free after 5 pm.

Jerry Blackwill of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society will tell the story of the first passenger train arriving in Truckee from Sacramento and the transcontinental railroad’s construction over the Sierras.  How a civil engineer – Theodore Judah had the dream, and four businessmen from Sacramento brought the dream to reality.  The businessmen – Stanford, Huntington, Crocker and Hopkins (the Big Four) put together the plan to construct the Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento to Utah where the Central Pacific Railroad connected with the Union Pacific.

Doors open at 5 pm | Program begins at 5:30pm

Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Organizer

Sierra State Parks Foundation
Phone:
(530) 583-9911
Email:
Info@sierrastateparks.org

Venue

Donner Memorial State Park
12593 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161 United States
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