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New exhibit to celebrate the builders of the First Transcontinental Railroad!

ALL ABOARD!!! This month the sounds of train whistles and the puffs of steam engines will fill the air in Utah, celebrating 150 years since the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. We here at the L. Tom Perry Special Collections also wish to do our part in acknowledging this important historical event and its …

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Railroad Exhibit Opening Lecture tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16 at 3pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium (HBLL 1060), Daniel B. Kuhn, a long-time railroad historian, will be giving a lecture/presentation about the history of railroad services in Utah. This lecture will mark the official opening of the new exhibit in the Special Collections exhibit gallery “Since the Golden Spike: …

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H. B. Colton letter

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: H. B. Colton letter (MSS 4205). This includes an amusing letter written in 1857 from a bored and overworked railroad office worker describing Indianapolis society and longing for the company of old friends in Lockport. Reflecting, undoubtedly, on the Utah War, Colton …

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