Thursday, July 25, 2013

Limestone Point, Lower Truckee River Canyon

From: "Marcia Growdon"

Alfred Hart has a photograph labeled [#298] "Limestone Point, Lower Canyon of the Truckee River."

Does anyone know the modern geographical name for this?

I'm interested in Hart's photographs primarily for the views of Donner and the Truckee, but I was just very curious about this particular location. ...

Marcia Cohn Growdon, PhD, Director Emerita
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Not sure if the next stereoview in Hart's numbering sequence is at the same location, but it is: #299. 176 miles from Sacramento. "Truckee River and R.R. at Lime Point. Sierra Nevada Mountains 35 miles distant".

7/25/2013 1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See related:

USGS Sierra Nevada Folios 1894-1900
CPRR 1/4 Quadrangle Maps

7/25/2013 1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(For comparison, Wadsworth, Nevada, farther East along the line, is 188-189 rail miles from Sacramento.)

7/25/2013 2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Marcia Growdon"

I thought I had found a note that "Lime Point" was near Auburn. So confusing. Thanks for your help. We'll see if anyone knows.

7/25/2013 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Glenn G. Willumson"

You might check Lawrence Hersh's book, The Central Pacific Railroad Across Nevada 1868 & 1997. My guess is that you will find the answer there.


7/25/2013 2:25 PM  

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