In Nebraska, the Union Pacific Railroad construction begins on the western side of the Missouri

At three in the afternoon, outside the city of Omaha, a large celebration was held at the ground-breaking of the Union Pacific Railroad's construction on the western side of the Missouri River.  Nebraska's Territorial Governor Alvin Saunders led the dignitaries as they ceremonially wielded shovels before around a thousand people, largely from Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Festive events went on in Omaha that evening.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"The Pacific Railroad," New York Times,  December 3, 1863, p. 1.
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