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Charles Crocker
President, Southern Pacific Railroad

With six steady blows of a silver hammer, on Sept. 5, 1876, Southern Pacific President Charles Crocker drove the golden spike that linked northern and southern California at Lang Station in today's Canyon Country, completing the Southern Pacific's San Joaquin Valley Line and joining California with the rest of the nation via the transcontinental railroad — the western portion of which Crocker supervised.


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CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD

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