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Secret Town, 62 miles from Sacramento     39°09'31.14"N, 120°53'3.78"W


Secret Town was no longer a station by the time of the publication of Shearer’s guide in 1884, but when Hart took the photo the town, such as it was, was still a station and a settlement.

Shearer p.251 “Between Gold Run and Cape Horn Mills the road crosses Secret Town Ravine. There was formerly a station at this point. The high embankment covers a curved trestle work 1,100 feet long.”

p. 252 “[At Secret Town] There is a side track, but it is not now a station.”


The modern photograph betrays no sign of the old settlement.