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Top Five Facts Railroad Museum
I had a lot of fun at the Railroad Museum. These were my top five favorite facts that I found.
1.The Big Four were Charles Crocker, a dry good salesman;Mark Hopkins, the treasurerbusiness manager for the Central Pacific; Collis Huntington, who sold miner’s supplies; and Leland Stanford,governor. Mark Hopkins was the first to die.
2. Theodore Judah,the brains behind the Transcontinental Railroad, died from yellow fever passing through the jungles of Panama, trying to find investors for the railroad.
3. On April 28, 1869, the Central Pacific Railroad had set the record of miles of laying track in one day, ten miles in only one day.
4. On May 10, 1869, the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory Point, Utah. When the last spike was driven intothe track, “Done” was the message sent by telegraph across the country.
5. Oranges, lemons, pears, grapes,and asparagus were the produce in the refrigeration car. The Post Office train could carry three million pounds of mail per day.
I hope you learned something from these interesting facts about the Transcontinental Railroad, and trains. These things changed our lives. Trains also improved communication and transportation in our country greatly.
Article posted May 5, 2011 at 03:05 PM •
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Your blog is great! I think you had enough info and it was short and sweet.
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