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I ; fy5,1 , the first definite act toward the development of the Inter-mountain West ' J
I ! I' -r- ' was consumated with the arrival of the Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. " '3'' J
I first transcontinental line west of the Missouri Riverwas completed. - t J-. ,
1 ; - ' These were pioneer acts which blazed the way for the vast agricultural, mining, commercial and I."" s
1' . " . " scenicdevelopment of the west of today. .j1
1 The moving spirits back of these great events were wonderful dreamers who had visions beyond their
I :-fe"T ' ' day and age. Other dreamers have followed them jSW'
1 j Today, the Union Pacific System is "The Main Highway7 through the heart of western United States f(0MMM
I j " from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast. It "spans the east and west with a boulevard of steel," and is -0!f5 f
I I : v ; to this territory what the keystone is to the arch. It is a vast, d ependable commercial enterprise, whose pros- s. jc. It
I J - perity spells prosperity to every section it feeds, whose interest and advancement is to the interest and ad- 0 I
I ' vancement of every section that helps to feed it. fPti I
I The Union Pacific Railroad as originally built was backed by the United States Government as a -
I i '"--.. military dependency. It is no less so today, but added to its military value to the naftion is its commercial. J'
1 ; S value to every citizen and community these conditions time and progress have brought about.
I ; ; : '; " ' A big celebration will be held in Ogden in 1919 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the com-M'W
I : j :- j? . pletion of the Union Pacific Railroad, and to this movement tfce management of the Union Pacific System istlW',M1
I ' f lending its wholehearted support, feeling that equally hearty support will be given by eiJ
I I , ; : -v ' One of our modern philosophers has said, "co-operation,ot:) opi
I'j '!'' r 'Mgajrtf. lifefc.trade," and so it is, and believing this, it is the aim of thUnioir