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Mark Hopkins
Born September 1, 1813
Died March 29, 1878
Yuma, Arizona

Mark Hopkins (September 1, 1813March 29, 1878) was one of four principal investors who formed the Central Pacific Railroad along with Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Collis Huntington in 1861. public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Yuma Crossing and RR bridge in 1886. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... External link Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum Categories: Corporation stubs | Historical stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Nevada railroads | Utah railroads | Historic civil engineering landmarks ... Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American business tycoon, politician and founder of Stanford University. ... subject_name=Charles Crocker| image_name=ccrocker. ... Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker) who built the Southern Pacific Railroad and other major interstate train lines. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Sometimes called "Uncle Mark", he was the middle of the The Big Four and was well known for his thriftiness (it was said that he knew how to "squeeze 106 cents out of every dollar"[1]), a reputation that gained him the post of company treasurer. Prior to the railroad, he and Collis Huntington were partners in the operation of a Sacramento hardware store. Alternate meaning: The Big Four (novel) The Big Four were the chief entrepreneurs in the building of the Central Pacific Railroad, the western portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States. ...


Hopkins commissioned a mansion to be built at the top of Nob Hill in San Francisco, California in 1875. The project manager was architectural engineer William Wallace Barbour Sheldon, who worked for Hopkins under the Southern Pacific Improvement Company. Unfortuantely Hopkins died aboard a company train near Yuma, Arizona before it was completed. His widow lived in the structure until it burned to the ground in a fire caused by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The Mark Hopkins Hotel (currently a Hotel InterContinental) was built in its place in 1926. Nob Hill refers to a small district in sunny San Francisco, California adjacent to the intersection of California and Powell streets (and the respective cable car lines). ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Yuma Crossing and RR bridge in 1886. ... Arnold Genthes famous photograph of San Francisco following the earthquake, looking towards the fire on Sacramento Street The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of northern California at 5:12am on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. ... InterContinental is a brand of upscale luxury hotels owned by InterContinental Hotels Group. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He is buried in Old Sacramento City Cemetery in Sacramento, California. Nickname: City of Trees Location of Sacramento in California County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Area    - City 99. ...


References

  • Ambrose, Stephen E. (2000). Nothing Like It In The World; The men who built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-84609-8.
  • Yenne, Bill (1985). The History Of The Southern Pacific. Bison Books Corp. ISBN 0-517-4608X.
  • Findagrave.com, Mark Hopkins. Retrieved December 13, 2005.
  1. ^ Yenne, 1985 pg. 11



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