Union Pacific Railroad Research Paper

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In the beginning stages of railroad building, the Union Pacific Railroad Company skillfully connected the cities in the east by 9,000 miles of tracks. Then on July 1, 1862 President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, which granted financial aid to the two companies who would be working on the Transcontinental Railroad, the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad. A tough decision then arose, would the railroad be built in north through Montana and Oregon, in the south through Texas and Los Angeles or be built as a central route? After much discussion, the central route was chosen. Work started soon after, connecting the well-developed tracks in the east to the growing tracks in the west. On May 10, 1869 the two companies
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