History Comes Alive: Part 1 : The Transcontinental Railroad : The Big Four

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Part 1 : The Transcontinental Railroad : The Big Four

The Big Four On January 8, 1863, citizens of Sacramento, California (pop.13, 000) flooded the streets to witness the launch of President Lincoln’s dream of a transcontinental railroad by four of their own. Collis Huntington, a hardware merchant, Mark Hopkins, his business partner, Leland Stanford, a... Sign in to see full entry.

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