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Completion Of The Transcontinental Railroad

Completion Of The Transcontinental Railroad

In today's world of interstate highways, instant communication, and drone delivery, it's almost impossible to understand the earth-shaking significance of the day workers completed America's first transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869 (pictured).

It's likewise hard to believe that a moment so antiquated was actually captured — with terrific clarity, no less — on film.

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