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[Portrait of Mark Hopkins]
1 photographic print ; 9-1/2 x 7-5/8 in.
Hopkins partnered with Leland Stanford, Collis Potter Huntington and Charles Crocker to form the Central Pacific Railroad Company on June 27, 1861. The "Big Four" made the dream of a trans-Sierra Nevada railroad a reality with the joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific rails at Promontory Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869. Mark Hopkins is buried in the Sacramento City Cemetery.
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