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Construction of the B & O Railroad...

Charles Carroll performs the groundbreaking...



Item # 654179

July 12, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1828  Starting on page 316 and continuing through page 325 are considerable details regarding the July 4 dedication ceremonies of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (the oldest railroad in the United States), which included the last living signor of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll (Senator of Maryland) performing the groundbreaking. Among the pages of details regarding the event is the complete text inscribed upon the commemorative First Stone. See images for details of this historic event.
Other news of the day is found throughout.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, lite scattered foxing, otherwise in nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia it: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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