Amidst all the talk of the country splitting apart, we just passed one of the great anniversaries that helped make America one nation. On May 10, 1869, crews from the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads met at desolate Promontory Summit, in northern Utah, and completed the Transcontinental Railroad.
The next time you visit the San Mateo Main Library take a moment to look at the big plaque on the outside of the building. It’s a list of the major donors — individuals and business organizations — who contributed to the original capital campaign. Twenty-five years ago the San Mateo Library Foundation was created and it has much to celebrate today.
"I don’t play this game so I can pay fans so they can give me, you know… He can have that piece of history, its for the fans that we play for too. He has the right to keep it, the ball went in the stands so I would never fight anybody to give anything back."