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may 10, 1869 - The Transcontinental Railroad is Completed

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On May 10th 1869 the final spike (The Golden Spike) was driven into place by one Leland Stanford. The completion of the railroad allowed ease of access to the west. The railroad also allowed new business opportunities to pop up.

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may 10, 1869
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~ 149 years ago

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