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Josiah Perham
Josiah Perham / People's Pacific Railroad Company Charter Organization Address
Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1860. People's Pacific Railroad Company. Charter, Organization, Address of the President, Josiah Perham, With the By-Laws of the Board of Commissioners. Josiah Perham. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son. Good. 1860. Original brown wraps adhered to rebacked spine with archival tape; wraps have moderate chipping to all edges; rear wrap has been repaired with brown paper; text block is clean. Josiah Perham, the president of the People's Pacific Railroad Company, was a well-known name in New England, often called "Father of the cheap excursion system" and was referred to as a lively and purposeful businessman. Starting in 1853 he had a vision to build a transcontinental railroad and had "unbounded faith" in his ability to convey to others his enthusiasm for the project (History of the No [Thumbnails Below].
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