. THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Transcontinental railroad completed, unifying United States « JO LEE MAGAZINE

YAHOO – HISTORY – On May 10, 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. No longer would western-bound travelers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train.

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