January 21st, 2010

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Fun for all that children call their favorite time of year

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Trivia: Although Abraham Lincoln had his cabinet vote on the gauge for the transcontinental railroad in January 1863, he immediately pocketed the ballots so no one would know the outcome. On the 21st Lincoln announced he had chosen the five-foot gauge. Source: Empire Express: Building The First Transcontinental Railroad, David Haward Bain.

Currently Reading: The Fallen Colossus: The Great Crash Of The Penn Central, Robert Sobel.