Thursday, November 30, 2006

Photographs of groundbreaking ceremonies

We received a request for photographs of the following events:

(1) The beginning of the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad at the groundbreaking ceremony at Front and K Streets in Sacramento, California on January 8, 1863.

(2) The beginning of the construction of the California Central Railroad at the groundbreaking ceremony in Sacramento, California on June 1, 1858.

(3) The beginning of the construction of the Union Pacific Railway at the groundbreaking ceremony in Wyandotte (Kansas City), Kansas on September 7, 1863.

(4) The beginning of the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad at the groundbreaking ceremony on the Missouri River bluffs nearby Omaha on December 2, 1863.

Is it correct that no photographs exist of any of these groundbreaking ceremonies?