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This postcard shows a statue dedicated to the memory of Andrew Jackson Stevens, a native of Vermont who went on to become a master builder of early Southern Pacific Railroad locomotives. Locted at Sacramento's Park Plaza at Ninth and J Streets, the memorial was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day 1889. The event was started by a procession of Southern Pacific workers who made their way from the railyards to Second and J Streets, then to the Plaza. The figure itself - capturing Stevens in a pose pondering one his many patents - is eight feet tall and made of bronze.