Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

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Byline: Money & Medicine WINTHROP QUIGLEY Of the Journal

"Here is an enormous, an incalculable force let loose suddenly upon mankind; exercising all sorts of influences, social, moral and political; precipitating upon us novel problems which demand immediate solution; banishing the old, before the new is half matured to replace it; bringing the nations into close contact before yet the antipathies of race have begun to be eradicated; giving us a history full of changing fortunes and rich in dramatic episodes."

The author is Massachusetts historian Charles Francis Adams Jr. His subject is the transcontinental railroad. He wrote these words in 1868.

The railroad arrived in Albuquerque in 1880. …

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