Letter from Central Pacific Railroad Chief Engineer Samuel S. Montague
to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Metzler Clement
at the Summit Camp with a gift for their 1 1/2 year old son, "Monty"
(Russell Montague Clement, born March 30, 1965 at Illinoistown, a town
later renamed Colfax after the U.S. Vice President). Mrs. Clement
travelled over the Panama Railroad to reach California to join her husband.
Courtesy Bruce Clement Cooper Collection.
CPRR Chief Engineer Samuel Skerry
Montague, CVD, detail.
Courtesy of the
Mike Bentley Collection.