This Day in History: Happy Promontory Point Day

This day in history, 1869, two old time-y trains (they were new fangled locomotives back then) met in Promontory, UT, marking the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The National Parks service has a pdf on the trains, but this blog isn’t really about trains. We commemorate this day because of the countless Chinese American men who labored and died to make the transcontinental railroad a reality. I don’t see any of them in the official photo, however:

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Back to Out of the Archives on Monday.

 

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