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Transportation and Communication

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Gold, Silk, Pioneers & Mail, cover

Gold, Silk, Pioneers & Mail

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This 50-page book is copy number 160 of only 500 in a limited-edition printing. Number six of the Pacific History Series, this book's cover features a handsome 1867 image of the wooden side-paddle wheel steamer "China." This ship was manufactured to transport mail across the Pacific, from San...Read More

Historic Stage Routes of San Diego County

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This is a publication that explores the history of the San Diego Jackass Mail (1857-61), named as such due to the remoteness of the service route requiring riders and mail both to travel by mule instead of stagecoach. The mail service was part of one of the most significant lines in U.S....Read More
Isthmus of Panama

Isthmus of Panama. History of the Panama Railroad

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More than six decades before the Panama Canal, a trans-Isthmian railroad carried thousands of travelers every month between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Crossing in this manner represented a third option to people (and freight) traveling to California (recently added to U.S. territory as a result...Read More