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Russell, Andrew J. Joining of the rails at Promontory Point [Russell #227]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04481.01 Author/Creator: Russell, Andrew J. Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: 10 May 1869 Pagination: 1 photograph 34.5 x 43.5 cm.

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Background Information:

People: Russell, Andrew J

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: TransportationRailroadFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionTravelHolidays and CelebrationsAmerican WestIndustry

Sub Era: Development of the West

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