Part 9, Note 66
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Colorado Citizen, April 20, 1882; Earle B. Young, Tracks to the Sea (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1999), p. 102. Young, citing the Railroad Gazette of June 24, 1881, states that the Southern Pacific acquired the G H & S A on June 3, 1881. Donovan L. Hofsommer reports that the two railroads met at a point about 227 miles west of San Antonio in January 1883 (see Hofsommer, The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1986), pp. 5, 161).