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What happened at Promontory Point?

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Answered 2009-03-31 01:08:42

The transcontinental railroad project was completed at Promontory Point, Utah. A team from the the Union Pacific railroad company working west from the east coast and a team from the Central Pacific railroad company working east from the west met there with great celebration on May 10th 1869.

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