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Title: Canal Zone Railroad crosstie
Collection number: 0070
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet 1 box
Date: circa 1855
Abstract: Section of railroad crosstie from the first railroad in Panama; "It was necessary to bore holes for the spikes owing to hardness [of the lignum vitae used for the tie]".
[Box/folder# or item name], Canal Zone Railroad crosstie, Collection no. 0070, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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