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Westward the Course of Empire

California Historical Society

In his series Westward the Course of Empire, photographer Mark Ruwedel documents the physical traces of abandoned or never completed railroads throughout the American and Canadian West.


This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Westward the Course of Empire :

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Coinciding with this event, the California Historical Society presents Mark Ruwedel’s photographic series, “Westward the Course of Empire,” an extensive look at the defunct rail lines that dot the country in permanent, enduring alterations to the natural landscape in the name of progress.

Event Info
Ends in 17 days:
Mar 21 → Sep 08
Tue-Sun 11 AM - 5 PM
$10
California Historical Society
, San Francisco
Info: 415-357-1848
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