From: "Benjamin Marcus" firstname.lastname@example.org
... I am writing a book about Malibu history and at this point I am
detailing the life and movements of Frederick Hastings Rindge, who inherited
$3 million in 1883 and came west, with his wife, to settle in Santa Monica.
I am pretty sure he took the train, and pretty sure he caught the Central
Pacific from Omaha to Sacramento, where he caught the Southern Pacific to
What I wonder is, what railway lines would he have taken from Boston to
I have a Central Pacific map which shows a couple of railway lines going
into Omaha from Chicago.
I wonder which line he would have been most likely to take from Chicago
to Omaha, and also which line from Boston?
He was very wealthy, if that could have effected his decision.
For all I know he had his own private car, because $3 million in 1883 was
the equivalent of $60 million now. ...