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150 years ago on May 10, 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad, the first continuous railroad line across the United States, was completed.

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Print shows an allegory of linking of Trans-Continental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah; Indians and buffalo fleeing in the foreground as two trains with large hands extending from the locomotives, labeled San Francisco and New York, approach each other to connect the transcontinental railroad.

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"Does not such a meeting make amends?"
Beard, Frank, 1869 May 29
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Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-747


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