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Transcontinental railroad is completed, May 10, 1869

(The following appeared at www.politico.com on May 10, 2011.)

On this day in 1869, workers for the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads drove a golden spike into the rails at Promontory Summit, Utah. The event marked completion of the first transcontinental railroad, connecting the nation from coast to coast and cutting a journey of at least four months to a week. It also, in a sense, fulfilled long-standing U.S. policies.

Under the aegis of President Thomas Jefferson, The Corps of Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, prepared the first maps and reports describing the topography of the trails and passages from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

Full story: www.politico.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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