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Photographer: Syd Whittle
Taken: July 25, 2009
Caption: Tying a Nation Together
Additional Description: [This is one of many interpretive panels on display in the museum highlighting the history of Mormon Station and the town of Genoa.]
During its brief stay in history’s spotlight, Mormon Station was part of a thread – at first fragile but gradually increasing in strength – that tied California with the rest of the nation. During those two decades, the little outpost witnessed dramatic changes in transportation and communication – spanning the transition from ponderous ox-drawn covered wagons to the iron horse.
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Submitted: July 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p72163
File Size: 1.796 Megabytes
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