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Bibliography: Robert M. Utley and Francis A. Ketterson, Jr. Golden Spike, National Park Service #40, Washington, DC 1969;
Carol Osborne with P. Turner, Anita V. Mozley, and Mary Lou Z. Munn, Museum Builders in the West: The Stanfords as Collectors and Patrons of Art 1870–1906, (Stanford University, 1986) p. 63;
Timeline, (Ohio Historical Society, March-April, 2001) (repr.);
Margo Lundell, Discovering the Spirit of America: A Railroad and a Golden Spike, (Frederic Thomas Inc., Naples, FL, 2004), p. 2 (repr.);
Jennifer L. Roberts, Mirror-Travels: Robert Smithson and History, (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2004), p. 115, no. 63 (repr.);
R. Conrad Stein, The Industrial Revolution: Manufacturing a better America, (Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2006) p. 9;
Pansylea Howard Willburn, “Celebrating the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad: San Francisco Silversmiths, 1869” in “Silver Magazine” (Page/Frederiksen Publshing Company, March/April 2010). Figure 2, page 23, repr.;
Included in the Google Art Project website starting on 4/3/2013;
Richard Kurin, "The Smithsonian's History of Amierca in 101 Objects" (Penguin Group, New York, 2013). page 170. repr.;
William Durbin, "Until the Last Spike: The Journal of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker" (Scholastic Inc., 2014 edition). pg. 180, repr.
Provenance: David Hewes (1882-1915) [Husband to Anna Maria Lathrop, Jane Stanford's sister; SF builder and financier]; assigned accession number in 1998
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