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Roseby's Rock on Christmas Eve, 1852, Baltimore and Ohio

Roseby's Rock on Christmas Eve, 1852, Baltimore and Ohio
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Stock #: 619512
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Condition: Poor
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This picture portrays a momentous event in the history of the Baltimore and Ohio. The road's actual construction was symbolized by the laying of the First Stone on July 4, 1828, at Baltimore, MD, and it took more than twenty-four years of labor, and the overcoming of great physical, financial and political obstacles, before the plan of the founders, the completion of the road to the Ohio River, was realized on Christmas Eve of 1852, with the joining of the rails at Roseby's Rock, 17 miles east of Wheeling, WV. This is the last of twelve historical scenes painted by Herbert D. Stitt for the Baltimore and Ohio in commemoration by Herbert D. Stitt for the Baltimore and Ohio in commemoration of its Centennial Year, 1927.
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