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  • Title: Canal Zone Railroad crosstie
    Collection number: 0070
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet 1 box
    Date: circa 1855
    Abstract: Section of railroad crosstie from the first railroad in Panama; "It was necessary to bore holes for the spikes owing to hardness [of the lignum vitae used for the tie]".

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    [Box/folder# or item name], Canal Zone Railroad crosstie, Collection no. 0070, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Latin America--History
    Realia
    Transportation--History