Caption: Railroad Ignorance Blocking the Stream of California's Prosperity

Source/Date: San Francisco Examiner, March 29, 1896

Ultimate Source(if different):

Creator: Unknown

Remarks: . The figure is Collis Huntington who appears to be holding a clock; the two little men to the right are trying to move him. Perhaps they are railroad commissioners. The figure at left is female, perhaps a symbol of California unable to get to prosperity. I am not entirely sure whether this is in response to some specific perceived outrage or just a general complaint. Modern assessments are skeptical of such claims; see William Deverell, Railroad Crossing and Richard Orsi, Sunset Limited.

Keywords: Huntington, Collis; California