To link these widespread regions with one another and with Eastern markets fast and reliable transportation was needed. Kansas business men and political leaders even before the Civil War dreamed of rail systems which would connect their infant cities with every place of importance in the nation. At that time the citizens of Kansas were poor they had not much ready money. ROAD A SCRAP OF HISTORY The present brilliant prospects of this mammoth railway enterprise form a signal illustration of the great results which often follow from insignificant causes. A boarding house capable of accommodating sixty guests is being erected near the mines, for the benefit of the miners, and will be completed in a few days. A letter from Senator POMEROY, received yesterday, and dated New York, October 24th, informs us that the Directors of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, at their meeting in New York on the previous day, authorized the letting of a contract to immediately build the Road from Atchison to Topeka. He is satisfied that the Company intend , which will materially aid a large portion of the State, and greatly increase the general prosperity. And it is glorious news for the whole State, but especially for Atchison, Topeka, and Emporia, and the country this great highway of commerce and travel traverses. Prompt in business and obliging, they win and hold the respect of all who are in any way connected with them. Peter while looking after the interests of the road is but a bundle of surprising energies and active brains. We move that a meeting be held for the appointment of necessary committees on Saturday evening of next week. It is the intention of the company to run two lines: one from Fort Zarah, along the Arkansas Valley, to Ft. We rejoice, with the company and with Emporia, that another link in the railway system of the state is completed. A coal burner, the Holliday was delivered by George Beach, who stayed with the Santa Fe and piloted many of the road's early runs.
The frontier was pushing across the Kansas plains, Fifty-Niners had begun the settlement of Colorado and other areas of the mountain West, and the Pacific coast was already an important and growing market. Dickeystarted for Atchison, in buggies, to organize the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road Company. There are seven employees on the road, as follows: Conductor, Wm. Thirty men are now at work at the mine, and thirty more will be added to the force ere long. Echo answers, "Nowhere." "Out of my sunshine," growled the cynic philosopher, as Alexa[n]der's shadow fell on him. Louis, Emporia, Topeka, move your stumps, for it is fit that the Nations Capital should come to the centreto Burlingame. THE ROAD FROM BURLINGAME TO EMPORIA TO BE PUSHED ON! They are all men who would disdain to violate a contract. One hundred and twenty tons of rail have arrived for the A. Is it not time to begin the work of preparation to celebrate its completion to Emporia? [John] Pope [commander of the Department of the Missouri] has furnished an escort of infantry to accompany the engineers while locating the above road. The completion of this road to Emporia, about sixty miles in a southwesterly direction from Topeka, is announced, and through trains are expected to commence running next Monday. Holliday Collection." manuscript division, Kansas Historical Society. Late a laborer on the Ohio and Mississippi railroad, it had to be converted from broad gage (six feet) to standard. Burnside, who was governor of Rhode Island, an officer of the locomotive works which manufactured it, and a stockholder in the Santa Fe as well as in the construction company building the road.
(After 1866, they are allowed to attend if white parents do not object. S., 50 % leave wives behind in China1870 – Act to Prevent Kidnapping and Importing of Mongolian, Chinese, and Japanese Females for Criminal Purposes passed to restrict entry of prostitutes.
1851-64 –Taiping Revolt in China, led by a religious fanatic who claimed to be the younger brother of Christ; Treaty of Peking, which opens additional ports to foreign traders and grants them extraterritorial rights.1851-53 – County organizations called huiguans are established among the Cantonese Chinese in San Francisco.
They later form a single group known as the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) to fight anti-Chinese legislation.
The building was completed with landscaping in place in 1908.
It was named "El Garces" in honor of Father Francisco Garces, a missionary who visited the area in 1776.
There is not one shred of evidence that I have found in my very extensive studies of the building of the first railroad across the Sierra to support anything even close to what Steiner wrote. Their ancestors had built fortresses in the Yangtze gorges, carved and laid the stones for the Great Wall [of China].
He is the very worst historian it has been my misfortune to read about. I most sincerely regret that you are using Steiner's trash. AND THEN the day came when the final spike, the "Golden Spike," was to be hammered down to bold the last length of track. In celebration of the occasion, the dignitaries came—bankers and railroad tycoons, politicians and railroad men—to be photographed at the uniting of the nation.
It's location is Front Street between G Street & F Street downtown.
At this park a number of events take place and you can find something going on all year long. Big Trees and plenty of shade is what you will find here.
950 Front Street Santa Fe Park is located in front of the Historic El Garces Hotel.