Tuesday, May 15, 2018

California #5

During the Civil War California sent gold to the Union forces but due to a large population of Southerners was not able to muster official soldiers, although slavery did not exist there.  There were a large number of Californians who did fight on the side of the Union an unofficial capacity however such as the "California 100 Company".

Until 1869 when the First Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah's was complete.  It was a very long and dangerous journey to California. After that hundreds of thousands of United States citizens were able to easily migrate westwards into the state.

HERE are the crew from I LOVE LUCY on their way West singing all the way.