Saturday, June 03, 2006

Travel: Where East Met West in Utah

"Travel: Where East Met West in Utah" by Maia Armaleo, © American Heritage Travel, June, 2006. (Article)

" ... Before the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, it took months to get from coast to coast, and more than $1,000. After these two lines met at Promontory Summit in northern Utah, a New Yorker could travel to California in a week for as little as $70. Freight and mail costs also plummeted, and deliveries became quick and predictable. ... " [More]

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