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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/3.5 Exposure Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual Exposure Time 1/125 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 34 mm
ISO 100 Metering Mode Pattern
Date/Time 2010:03:07 16:57:34 Resolution Unit Inch
X Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 240 dots per ResolutionUnit
Exposure Mode 1 Keywords travel United States of America United States America USA US California CA Placer County Colfax Illinoistown Illinois-town September 1 1865 railroad transcontinental railroad first supply depot construction supply depot junction point stage lines Governor Stanford Schuyler Colfax Vice President Ulysses S. Grant real assault Sierra history historical historic historical marker famous landmark road side highway popular Place of Interest Places of Interest Tourist Attraction Tourist Attractions Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations Travel Destination Travel Destinations tour tourism tourist attraction destination Sign Signs American Day Daytime Historical Sites Vertical Education Historical Site Marker Markers Outdoor Outdoors Outside Road Road Signs Roadside Roadsign information
Caption FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-COLFAX - Central Pacific rails reached Colfax, formerly Illinoistown, on September 1, 1865, and train service began four days later. Colfax was a vital construction supply depot and junction point for stage lines for ten months. It was renamed by Governor Stanford in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives and later Ulysses S. Grant's Vice President. The real assault on the Sierra began here. California Registered Historical Landmark No. 780-5 Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies and the Placer County Historical Society, May 9, 1969.