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EXCURSION OVER THE UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY, EASTERN DIVISION, FROM PHILADELPHIA TO FORT HARKER, KANSAS [caption title]. [with:] UNION PACIFIC RAILWAY - EASTERN DIVISION. PROCEEDINGS OF A MEETING OF EXCURSIONISTS, HELD NEAR FORT HARKER...[caption title]
Philadelphia, 1867. 4pp. printed in red and blue; [1]p. Quarto. First piece with old folds. Sheets separated at central fold, some separation at horizontal fold on each sheet. Minor soiling. Good. Second piece also with old folds and separation at lower portion of sheet. Some light chipping and wear with minor losses. About good. Souvenir from a railroad excursion from Philadelphia to Fort Harker, Kansas, which set out on May 31st and reached Fort Harker on June 6th and returned to Philadelphia on the 14th. The goal was to impress potential major customers and possible investors with the progress of the railroad toward the Rockies. The piece prints the proceedings of their meeting, held at Fort Harker, in which they extol the virtues and comforts of their travel accommodations and the helpfulness of everyone involved. The final page contains a list of the excursionists, noting which are from the East and which joined the party at St Louis and points West. There are nearly 150 names on the list, with travelers hailing from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, West Virginia, Indiana, Detroit, New Orleans, and England, among others. The second piece records similar text, being the minutes of a meeting held by the excursionists on June 7th at Fort Harker. The Union Pacific Eastern Division ran from Kansas City, Kansas through to Colorado Territory, where it joined up with the Union Pacific's main line by 1870. The railroad operated as the Kansas Pacific from 1869 to 1880.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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