Southern Pacific Railroad advertisement from 1885. The company was founded in 1865 as a land holding company and became a railroad when it acquired the Central Pacific in 1885. The Central Pacific had employed as many as 12,000 emigrant Chinese laborers to build the railroad line from California to Utah where the "golden spike" was laid in 1869 to form the first transcontinental railroad. Utah was the connecting place with the Union Pacific railroad which had been built west from Council…

Southern Pacific Railroad advertisement from 1885. The company was founded in 1865 as a land holding company and became a railroad when it acquired the Central Pacific in 1885. The Central Pacific had employed as many as 12,000 emigrant Chinese laborers to build the railroad line from California to Utah where the "golden spike" was laid in 1869 to form the first transcontinental railroad. Utah was the connecting place with the Union Pacific railroad which had been built west from Council…

Central Pacific Railroad near Salt Lake City, Utah around 1869

Central Pacific Railroad near Salt Lake City, Utah around 1869

(Picture After the Gold Rush many Chinese immigrants stayed to earn more money. They worked on building the western leg of the Central Pacific Railroad.)-Originally they were gold miners during the California Gold Rush of 1849. Then they built the transcontinental railroads in 1869.Then they built the levies of California's Sacramento Valley.Those who were not expelled from the United States by the Chinese Expulsion Act of 1882, settled down to standard shops in the cities and other jobs.

(Picture After the Gold Rush many Chinese immigrants stayed to earn more money. They worked on building the western leg of the Central Pacific Railroad.)-Originally they were gold miners during the California Gold Rush of 1849. Then they built the transcontinental railroads in 1869.Then they built the levies of California's Sacramento Valley.Those who were not expelled from the United States by the Chinese Expulsion Act of 1882, settled down to standard shops in the cities and other jobs.

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Lincoln California Real Estate Search #lake #wylie #real #estate http://real-estate.remmont.com/lincoln-california-real-estate-search-lake-wylie-real-estate/ #real estate houses for sale # More About Lincoln Lincoln California is located in Southern Placer County. Lincoln was originally settled in the 1860 and was given the name Lincoln out of respect for Charles Lincoln Wilson who was one of the Directors for the California Central Pacific Railroad. Lincoln is the third most populated……

Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. (1877) | Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 Part of: Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. This panorama of San Francisco comprises 11 photographs, taken over a period of several hours from the central tower of Central Pacific Railroad magnate Mark Hopkins' then unfinished Nob Hill home, located at the corner of California and Mason Streets. The mansion burned to the ground in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. (1877) | Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 Part of: Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. This panorama of San Francisco comprises 11 photographs, taken over a period of several hours from the central tower of Central Pacific Railroad magnate Mark Hopkins' then unfinished Nob Hill home, located at the corner of California and Mason Streets. The mansion burned to the ground in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

The Central Pacific Railroad at the summit of the Sierra Nevada in 1868 [2629x1954]

The Central Pacific Railroad at the summit of the Sierra Nevada in 1868 [2629x1954]

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Central Pacific Railroad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Central Pacific Railroad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 -  On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains -- the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.

From Simple Steam to Burly Turbines: 150 Years of Great American Trains

150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 - On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains -- the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.

Lawrence & Houseworth Central Pacific Railroad construction photographs, 1866-1868  (25)  http://purl.stanford.edu/pm382dg9681

Lawrence & Houseworth Central Pacific Railroad construction photographs, 1866-1868 (25) http://purl.stanford.edu/pm382dg9681

Lawrence & Houseworth Central Pacific Railroad construction photographs, 1866-1868  (19)    http://purl.stanford.edu/pm382dg9681

Lawrence & Houseworth Central Pacific Railroad construction photographs, 1866-1868 (19) http://purl.stanford.edu/pm382dg9681

Lawrence & Houseworth Central Pacific Railroad construction photographs, 1866-1868  (17)    http://purl.stanford.edu/pm382dg9681

Lawrence & Houseworth Central Pacific Railroad construction photographs, 1866-1868 (17) http://purl.stanford.edu/pm382dg9681

Map detail from Central Pacific Railroad Timetable,  Effective Sunday, July 9, 1871.

Map detail from Central Pacific Railroad Timetable, Effective Sunday, July 9, 1871.

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