Title: Rails to Redwoods: California’s North Pacific Coast Railroad and Environmental Tourism
Graduate Student Designer: Rachel Wolff, California State University Sacramento Public History Program
The North Pacific Coast (NPC) rail line traveled through Marin and Sonoma counties from 1886 to 1930. Built for logging, the rail line soon earned national fame for its scenic route. Camping club, The Merry Tramps, popularized recreational rail travel on the NPC. As they encouraged others to travel by rail to remote regions of the state new rail lines connected them to the outdoors. The NPC played an important part in American's appreciation for nature, environmental tourism, and the protection of California’s natural landscape. Join us on a journey into California’s Redwoods in this digital exhibit!