RAILROAD! A MEETING OF THE CITIZENS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY, AND ALL OTHER COUNTIES INTERESTED, WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL, SAN JOSE, ON SATURDAY, 29TH JANUARY, 1859, AT 2 O'CLOCK P. M., TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE PROPRIETY OF FORMING A COMPANY FOR THE IMMEDIATE CONSTRUCTION OF A RAILROAD! BETWEEN SAN JOSE AND ALVISO[.] SAN JOSE, JAN. 25, 1859. San Jose, Jan. 25, 1859. Broadside, 22.3x30.3 cm (8 3/4 x 12 inches). An unrecorded broadside proposing the construction of a railroad between San Jose and Alviso. The city of Alviso, now a district of San Jose on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, was incorporated on March 4, 1852. It was a shipping port for the Santa Clara Valley and transportation hub for south San Francisco Bay. Steamboats traveled regularly between San Francisco and Alviso, but maritime traffic declined as the result of the growth of railroad transportation between San Francisco and San Jose. The railroad proposed here was not built. In 1864 Alviso was bypassed by the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad, (later part of the Southern Pacific Railroad). In 1880s Alviso was a stop on the Newark line of Southern Pacific Railroad between San Jose and Oakland. Not in Greenwood, California Imprints. Margins trimmed, wear at edges, several closed tears along old folds, some restoration to last line of text, affixed to a slightly larger card mount, a good copy. Not recorded by OCLC. (#167098).
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