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Pacific Railroad Research Paper

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The making of the railroad’s back in the 1850s was a big deal. “We have the honor to report the last rail is laid, the last spike is driven. The Pacific Railroad is finished” (Nebraska State Historical Society). An examination of primary and secondary sources willreveal the historical significance of this event. Ogburn, Charlton wrote “Railroads: The Great American Adventure.” He stated that in the winter, the riders at the end of the car froze while those at the front of the car were roasted by the iron stove, which, in a wreck, and wrecks were increasingly common, was likely to incinerate all of the people (Ogburn, 17). Judah, 28, having already put rails through the Niagara George, Came to California to lay out another line at Sacramento
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