Springfield, Mo. 1870. Stitched in original printed wrappers. 41, [1 blank] pp. Very Good.
The opening is "a great event in the history of St. Louis and of the State of Missouri...The South Pacific Railroad has burst through upon the prairies of Southwest Missouri and has welded its western terminus upon the rails of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. This latter road is going to the Pacific coast as rapidly as it is possible to construct a road in this day of rapid railroad building." The pamphlet describes "the celebration," including speeches and festivities; the route; and the many exciting possibilities the Road will create for the State and Nation.
BRE 175 [4 locations]. Sabin 57393. OCLC 11579071  [as of May 2014]. Item #31135