“Main Street Old Town 1912 ”
Artist: James Geddes

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Main Street Old Twon Auburn 1912

Standing out in the old town plaza looking down Main Street toward I80.
This scene was captured in 1912, the year
the Lincoln Highway was conceived. In 1913 this stretch of road
was considered the Lincoln Highway. Looking to the right you would see the highway go up the
hill past the courthouse. We would be standing in the middle of Sacramento Street.

1912 was also the year the SPRR (Southern Pacific Rail Road) commenced c
onstruction of the trestle over the gap that was formed by the Auburn Ravine.
Looking down the street you can see the old firehouse and the
Orleans Hotel. Past the firehouse was the Placer Herald building and Prospect hill in the distance.


 1905 was the year of the big fire that burned the American Hotel (where the Shanghai
resided for decades), the American Block and the new city hall.

James Geddes