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Pacific Railroad prediction comes true...

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September 25, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, Sacramento, California, September 25, 1868  On the front page under "The Pacific Railroad" is a report in which "...L. Gaylord Clark claims the honor of being the first one who predicted the building of a railway across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific... There would be no difficulty in the way of constructing a railroad from the Atlantic to the pacific ocean; and the probably the time may not be very far distant when trips will be made across the continent, as they have been made to the Falls of Niagara, to see natures' wonders...". Mr. Clark's statements were original from the "Journal of Exploring Tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the direction of the A.B.C.F.M., in the years 1835, '36 and '37. The issue carries of news of the day and advertisements.

This is complete in four pages, with an archival mend to a tear on both pages which does not affect the text of the article, a small piece is missing at the upper right corner of the first leaf which does affect some text on page two, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War