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Early Days on the Union Pacific
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TitleEarly Days on the Union Pacific
AbstractArticle (written by a resident of Kansas City, Kansas) about the origins and construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from Wyandotte, Kansas (part of Kansas City, Kansas) to Denver in the middle to late 1800s. Description of those prominent in organizing the railroad's route (including Senator Thomas Hart Benton and William Gilpin), competition between lines through Kansas with Nebraska, and change of names from the Kansas Pacific Railway Company in 1868 to Union Pacific Railroad Company in 1880 upon consolidation with the Union Pacific and Denver Pacific Railways.
AuthorGeorge W. Martin
John D. Cruise
Date1910
SourceKansas State Historical Society Collections
LocationPeriodical
Volume11
Page529-549
Local SubjectUnion Pacific Railway Company
Transportation
Railroads
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID123019
CONTENTdm number18822
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