The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 113
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California and the Nation, 1846-1869 113
hostile Indians, and by thousands of miles of desert, and mountain
barriers, knew an isolation experienced by no other frontier.
Furthermore, most new communities develop gradually. Cali-
fornia in one bound attained full stature. And so, its problems
were more acute and embarrassing. The state was in some mat-
ters a laboratory for experimentation.
But by 1869 practically all the problems had been solved. With
the completion in that year of the transcontinental railroad, Cali-
fornia ceased to be a mere outpost of civilization. Its frontier era
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