Significant movement in the cut-off date means more cases are being processed through the NVC. He met with little encouragement for the enterprise seemed too risky; prospects of financial returns were too remote. The Atlantic System in Texas and Louisiana added miles to its operations during the same twelve and a half year period.
Present were the few hundred workers left to complete the job, four companies of the 21st Infantry and regimental band from near-by Fort Douglas, a sprinkling of settlers, a few officials of the two companies, their guests, and a photographer.
Trains were operated to Dunsmuir, August 23,and to Hornbrook near the state line on May 1, In taking over the office of president on December 11,four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President A.
Cutting a roadway through the rock walls of the Sierra was literally hand carving. When looking over the proposed route, Stanford and Hopkins and their engineers traveled the upper section of the valley on horseback and camped out.
Preliminary surveys were run, congressional support obtained, and Oregon personages brought into the enterprise, which was headed by Simon J. The route ahead was over a terrain that offered none of the difficulties encountered in the mountains.
Colonization and development had little more than gotten a start in the Valley at that time.
Certain revisions were made in but not in the provision that troops, military equipment and supplies be moved for 50 per cent less than standard fares and rates. Money raised by Huntington in New York had been exhausted, mostly in the purchase of equipment and materials and in greatly increased cost of their transport around the Horn due to wartime conditions.
The great metropolis of today was then a sleepy, little Mexican city with a population of less than 10, A 3,foot tunnel at the summit was the longest of 18 bores. There were no dining cars on the pioneer trains. On his special train from Sacramento, Stanford brought the famous Golden Spike as a gift from David Hewes of San Francisco, also a highly polished laurel tiesilver sledge-hammer and shovel.
Property rights were obtained in many instances and some construction was started. First through passenger trains over the newly completed Sunset Route between San Francisco and New Orleans left the respective cities on February 5, They have what it takes.
A shaft was sunk and crews worked each way from the center while others dug from the entrances. Judah again went to Washington and played a leading role in final passage of the Pacific Railroad bill.
But it was not securely harnessed. Actual construction started in October,involved extensive grading along the shore of the bay, building of bridges, and boring of five tunnels totaling nearly 10, feet. Only a few of these extensions can be briefly mentioned here.Licensed Assembling Distributor $20, with potential to earn $60, to $, per year.
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