The story of the Santa Fe (Google eBook)

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R.G. Badger, 1920 - 288 pages
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Page 198 - at such point, near the boundary line of the State of California, as they shall deem most suitable for a railroad line to San Francisco, and shall have a uniform gauge and rate of freight or fare with said road.
Page 198 - State of California, is hereby authorized to connect with the said Atlantic and Pacific railroad formed under this act, at such point, near the boundary line of the State of California, as they shall deem most suitable for a railroad line to San Francisco, and shall have a uniform gauge and rate of freight or fare with said road.
Page 61 - of said roads and branches is not completed within ten years from the passage of this act, no further sale shall be made, and the lands unsold shall revert to the United States.
Page 61 - An Act to accept a grant of lands made to the State of Kansas, by the Congress of the United States, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said state and
Page 60 - river to the southern line of the state in the direction of Galveston Bay, in Texas, with a branch from Lawrence, by the Valley of the Wakarusa river, to the point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad where said road intersects the Neosho river.
Page 32 - to be appreciated. The woods and dales resound with the gleeful yells of the light-hearted wagoners, who, weary of inaction, and filled with joy at the prospect of getting under way, become clamorous in the extreme. Scarcely does the jockey on the
Page 32 - rumbling of wagons—form a new scene of exquisite confusion, which I shall not attempt further to describe. "Fall in !" is heard from head-quarters, and the wagons are forthwith strung out upon the long inclined plain, which stretches to the
Page 37 - little better than common highways traversing scattered settlements which are interspersed with corn fields nearly sufficient to supply the inhabitants with grain. The only attempt at anything like architectural compactness and precision consists in four tiers of buildings whose fronts are shaded with a fringe of
Page 60 - twenty consecutive miles of either of said roads or branches is completed in a good, substantial and workmanlike manner, as a first-class railroad, and the said Secretary shall be satisfied that said State has complied in good faith with this requirement, the said State may cause to be sold all
Page 60 - Valley—every alternate section of land, designated by odd numbers, for ten sections in width on each side of said roads and each of its branches.

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