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Leland Stanford
President, Central Pacific Railroad

Arguably the most powerful man in California during the last half of the 19th Century, Leland Stanford, first president of the Central Pacific Railroad, had already served as governor in Sacramento by September 1876 when Charles Crocker, president of the Central Pacific's newly acquired Southern Pacific subsidiary, drove the golden spike that linked northern and southern California by rail at Lang Station in today's Canyon Country.


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CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD

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Charles Crocker

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Leland Stanford

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