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Train leaves on the first transcontinental passenger run from Seattle on June 11, 1893.
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On June 11, 1893, the first Great Northern Railroad passenger train leaves Seattle to
cross the continent. This momentous event marks the beginning of transcontinental travel from Seattle by train.
The train left Seattle for St. Paul, Minnesota. Another train left St. Paul for Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Blaine were the only two Seattle passengers who traveled all the way to St. Paul.
Thomas W. Prosch, "A Chronological History of Seattle from 1850 to 1897," Typescript prepared in 1900 and 1901, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle.
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