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"Westward, the course of Empire takes its way," Laying Track. 600 miles west of St. Louis, Mo.

Dates: 1867

Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

This stereograph shows construction workers laying track 20 miles west of Hays, Ellis County, Kan. A construction train is visible in the stereograph. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, "Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division."

"Westward, the course of Empire takes its way," Laying Track. 600 miles west of St. Louis, Mo.