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Transcontinental Railroad Facts
Violence was a fact of life in the Hell on Wheels towns that followed the Union Pacific's end of track. During the Hell on Wheels heyday of Cheyenne, Wyoming, gunfights were so common that the loca...
"The one moral, the one remedy for every evil, social, political, financial, and industrial, the one immediate vital need of the entire Republic, is the Pacific Railroad." "How dare you try to hog...
Estimated time and cost of getting from New York to San Francisco in 1865: several months and up to $1,000. Estimated time and cost of getting from New York to San Francisco in 1870: seven days and...
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Gilded Age From the title of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner's 1873 novel, the "Gilded Age" became a term popularly associated with the second half of the nineteenth century, a period from the...
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