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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Milestones ...

"Milestones ... " by Ruth Browning, © The Daily Citizen, Searcy, Arkansas, June 3, 2006. (Opinion)

" ... June 4, 1876: On this day an express train called the 'Transcontinental Express' arrived in San Francisco, having traveled the First Transcontinental Railroad in only 83 hours and 39 minutes after it left New York City. This was only seven years after the railroad had been completed . ... " [More]

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