Folsom City California Central Rail Road to T D Judah Rare Cancel Cover
Folsom City, Cal. Oct 19 (Sacramento County). California 1858-60 era town postmark (Williams SAC-930) tying 1857, 10 cent green, on cover reduced at left edge, to Greenfield, Mass. , clear red Cal. C.R.R. / Engr. Depmt. between wavy lines hand stamp at upper right. The Finest Example i have seen for this cancel. Cover from Theodore Judah to his wife canceled by the CCRR engineering department. Judah was in Folsom in 1859-1860. After working on a number of railroads in the Northeast, Judah was hired as the Chief Engineer for the Sacramento Valley Railroad in California. It was the first railroad built west of the Mississippi River. Throughout the 1850s, Judah was known as Crazy Judah for his idea to build a railroad through and over the Sierra Nevada mountains, a project which many people at the time considered impossible. As the chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad, Judah surveyed the route over the Sierra Nevada along which the railroad was to be built during the 1860s Known as The Transcontinental Railroad which was completed in 1869.
1855 Miners Life Illustrated Lettersheet The Honest Miners Songs Two Page Letter
May 5th 1855 Letterhome - good content letter home to mother - I dont drink or Gamble, Times are hard here wages are Three Dollars per day, so id rather work for myself.. I am mining on Green Horn Creek about two miles from Yreka, I shall stay here till i make my pile at least try hard, This is wone of the best creek for mining in the upper country.Mentions going from one place to another, I had stop at Downieville. Letter Signed Frank Lewis
Note to sister, I send you this song, so you can sing it to me when I go Home.