The Railroad

The Railroad

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...seems to have sent out, the wire said, "We have got done praying." "We understand," was the answer; "all are ready in the East." Now the four spikes, two of silver and two of gold, the products of Montana, Nevada, California, and Idaho, were produced, and passed to Governor Stanford, who stood on the north, and Dr. Durant, who stood on the south side of the track, and who put them in place. "All ready," went over the wire, and instantly the silver hammer came down, the stroke of the magnet touched the bell, and told to a waiting world the story of the completion of the Pacific Railroad f Among these men were the Ameses, Atkins, Baker, Brooks, Crocker, Dillon, Duff, Durant, Dix, Hopkins, Huntington, Stanford, and others. t" Washington, May II, 1869. "General G. M. Dodge: In common with millions, I sat yesterday and heard the mystic taps of the telegraphic battery announce the nailing of the last spike in the great Pacific Road. Indeed, am I its friend 1 Yea. Yet am I to be a part of it, for as early as 1854 I was vice-president of the effort begun in San APTEB THIETT YEAES. To aid in the construction of the Pacific railroads Congress made certain grants of land, and in the case of the Union Pacific Railway from Omaha to Ogden, and in the case of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, afterward the Kansas Pacific, from Kansas City to near the west line of the State of Kansas, the Government gave aid secured by mortgages on the properties, which mortgages were subsequent to certain first mortgages. When these roads failed to earn their charges and passed into the hands of receivers it became necessary for the Government to determine whether it would insist on collecting pay for all the money it...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651545
  • 9781236651549