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May 12, 1869

OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT newspaper from California dated May 12, 1869. See the photo below for the beginning of the page 2 article headed: "Laying The Last Rail" being the official letter signed in type by Leland Stanford announcing the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Following this letter is further text on this historic event. You get the complete, 4 page issue which is in quite nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War