Friday, October 27, 2006

Ten mile day

Does anyone recall the exact quote regarding the 10 miles in one day, wherein Huntington said to the effect he wished Crocker would have done it, when it mattered?
From: "Wendell Huffman"

CP Huntington letter to "Friend Crocker" (which is undoubtedly Edwin B. Crocker) of 10 May 1869:

"I notice by the papers that there were ten miles of track laid in one day on the Central Pacific, which was really a great feat, and more particularly so when we consider that it was done after the necessity for its being done had passed."