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Gold Spike Lecture: Creation of the Transcontinental Railroad

Presented by Sacramento History Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento CA

May 07 2019
Gold Spike Lecture: Creation of the Transcontinental Railroad

Author and Senior Lecturer of English and American Literature at Middlebury College David Haward Bain will present an intriguing look back at the creation and building of the Transcontinental Railroad, arguably the single greatest technological feat of the 19th century, based on his award-winning book Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad.

Timed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Sacramento History Museum — in

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General $14
Members $7

Contact: (916) 808-7644

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California State Railroad Museum

125 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814


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