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