History Comes Alive: Part 2 : The Transcontinental Railroad : The Golden Mountain

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Part 2 : The Transcontinental Railroad : The Golden Mountain

As construction supervisor, James Harvey Strobridge tolerated no laziness or discontent from the men under him and he used a pick axe handle to maintain discipline in his construction army. Known for his legendary profanity and eye patch; he lost an eye in a powder blast; the men soon discovered... Sign in to see full entry.

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