These 13 Rare Photos Show Northern California’s Railroad History Like Never Before
When California first gained statehood in 1850, it was largely isolated from the rest of the country. The transcontinental railroad was a game changer in Northern California. The trains and the cross country communication that they represented contributed to our social, political, and economic development. Here are a few iconic images of important historical railroad developments.
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Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at email@example.com.
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