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AC032_SOUTHERN_PACIFIC_RAILROAD_SCRAPBOOKAg 2 216 THE TYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY AC -032 The Southern Pacific Railroad Scrapbook, 1931 DESCRIPTION The building of the Pearl Street viaduct by the Southern Pacific Railroad was one of the most important issues and events in Beaumont in 1931. The matter of a $900,000 dollar bond issue was at hand for the citizens of Beaumont. The viaduct was supported by many prominent Beaumont civic groups and individuals. Newspaper articles in this scrapbook collection were written by such prominent citizens as Mayor E. A. Fletcher and George W. Carroll. The bond issue was passed July 28, 1931, by 993 votes. The collection contains newspaper clippings from one scrapbook and two folders. The folders contain the original blueprint for the viaduct and letters pertaining to the donation of the items to the Tyrrell Public Library in 1937. No restrictions