Thursday, March 10, 2005

Re: Transcontinental vs Pacific RR

I seem to recall a queston about when the term "transcontinental" came into use. Some of the early 1870s guidebooks were already using the term. Note for instance the map on Sacramento History on line [from Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourists' Guide].

Kyle Note my NEW address of

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum