Laramie Railroads

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On July 1, 1862, President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act. This act created the Union Pacific Railroad and authorized government loans and land grants to aid in the construction of the nation's first transcontinental railroad, which would connect Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California. As the Union Pacific raced west across prairies, mountains, and basins in 1867 and 1868, the Territory of Wyoming and many of its southern towns and cities were founded, including Laramie. In 1869, the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific at Promontory Summit, Utah, and the transcontinental railroad was complete. This is the story of the railroads of Laramie, a fabled place along the Union Pacific's Overland Route.
ISBN: 9781467130837
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wyoming
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 192
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With the help of local historians from the Laramie Historic Railroad Depot Organization and the Laramie Plains Museum, as well as local photographers and photo archivists, authors Lawrence Ostresh and Jerry Hansen tell the story of Laramie and Albany County railroads and trains.
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