Henry Sturgis

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Mr. Sturgis is a free-lance writer and railroad buff who lives in New York City. Among his sources for this article were The First Transcontinental Railroad , by John D. Galloway (Simmons-Boardman, 1950); The Big Four , by Oscar Lewis (Knopf, 1938); The Story of American Railroads , by Stewart H. Holbrook (Crown, 1947); and The Great Iron Trail , by Robert W. Howard (Putnam, 1962).

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April 1969

The Union Pacific met the Central Pacific at Promontory—and the nation had truly been railroaded