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CA State Archives Speaker Series: Mary Helmich on Railroad Shops

Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Mary A. Helmich will discuss her new book, "A Legacy in Brick & Iron: Sacramento's Central & Southern Pacific Railroad Shops," co-authored with Kevin V. Bunker, which describes the history of the Central and Southern Pacific Railroad shops - at one time the largest heavy industrial complex west of the Mississippi River and currently under development as the Railyards - before the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Focusing on the complex's wide variety of industries, innovations, and jobs performed by railroad workers, the book captures the evolution of the city's industry and the implications of this history beyond the Sacramento region. Helmich, formerly of the California State Archives and California State Parks, has been interpreting and preserving California's past for over 40 years, authoring exhibits, interpretive plans, histories, reports, and web content; she continues to consult on history-related projects and programs.

Cost: Free

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1315 10th St
Sacramento, CA 94814

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