Union Pacific Railroad

Western Union

May 9, 1869

UPRR Crew:

Congratulations on getting Thomas Durant back from the kidnappers.

I have one final job for you to do. Thomas Durant wants a report about our work for the last four years. Would you make a large poster for him showing our route from Omaha, Nebraska? On the poster write and draw about at least three important events that happened while we were laying the track.

I look forward to meeting your crew at the Golden Spike Ceremony tomorrow.


Grenville Dodge

Chief Engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad

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