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June 4, 1876

On June 4, 1876, an express train, called the Transcontinental Express, arrived in San Francisco 83 hours and 39 minutes (3 days and 12 hours) after leaving New York City. To put this in perspective, the wagon trains of the 1840s and 1850s, with good weather, would take about five months to make the 2,000 … Continue reading

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