Saturday, January 28, 2012


On May 10th, 1869, after several days of delay due to flooding, the two companies connected track at Promontory Point Utah.  The dedication was attended by hordes of photographers and reporters, who were on hand to witness what was heralded as the work of the age.   Ol’ Tom Durant himself was there, to drive the final spike; it was the first real work he’d done during the whole campaign. Most of the credit went to bureaucrats and flatlanders, and as usual, the lion’s share of the proceeds went to the politicians and predators at the top of the food chain.  As someone who was there, I can tell ya this; if it weren’t for the Chinamen and their dump carts, they’d never have gotten ‘er done! “OBIE’S QUEST

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