May 12, 1865: Union Pacific

Union Pacific in Kansas

The New York Times reports that the Union Pacific has finished 40 miles of track.

The Union Pacific Railroad is now finished and in operation from the Missouri and Kansas State line to Lawrence, a distance of forty miles. When this part of the road is accepted the company will be entitled to draw from the National Treasury the sum of $16,000 per mile, ($640,000,) and have vested in it the title to 6,400 acres per mile for each mile completed, equal to 256,000 acres of government lands. The work will then be pushed forward beyond Lawrence in the direction of the Pacific coast.

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