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The transcontinental railroad is complete...

Item # 654989

May 10, 1869

NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1869 

* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike

The top of the ftpg. has column heads on a very notable event in the opening of the West: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "Celebrations in San Francisco and Sacramento--A Grand Jubilee--The Last Spike Driven in the Central Line--Reception of this News in Sacramento" with much on the celebration. One item has: "...The dispatch from the junction of the road announcing the driving of the last spike of the Central Pacific Road, at 1 o'clock a.m. sent a thrill through the city...".
Also on the ftpg: "The Indians" "The Captures of General Custer--Preparations for Further Hostilities" with much detail. 
Eight pages, minor foxing, good condition.

Category: The Old West