On the 24th day of Gathering Y12 (Sept. 24, 2010), Blind_Tom's petpet(Wilhelm the Juma) won the Petpet Spotlight!
Thank you so much TNT! See it here.
Hi! My name is Blind_Tom! I was named after a famous horse who was called Blind Tom. I will tell the true story that really happened during the building of the first Continental railroad in the 1800's.
BLIND TOM, WORKING HERO OF THE RAILROAD.
Blind Tom was there at the party, on May 10, 1869. It was the party for the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. He stood there, on top of Promontory Point, Utah, to take his rightful place in history. Tom was more then twenty-five thousand horses and mules who helped haul supply wagons, railroad ties, dirt, rocks, and food. He was there, and he worked, on the first day of construction. He continued to haul and pull the same job for twenty-seven months until they were done on May 10. Day in, and day out, he worked. But he worked in darkness. No one really knows how he became blind, but Tom never stopped doing his job because of it. His job was to haul heavy flatcar of iron rails and spikes, to the iron men, spikers and gandy dancers at the end of the track. He hauled every rail, for eleven hundred miles, with no help from other horses. Not even did he stop, when Indians attacked, and they stole horses and derailed train cars. He would plod on, toward the men who were waiting for him in Nebraska and Wyoming. On that day in May 1869, Blind Tom listened as a gold spike was hammered into the last clamp.The gold spike represented a glorious end to an extraordinary effort: the first transcontinental railroad.