1. The Completion Of The Transcontinental Railroad

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The first transcontinental railroad opened up communication and transportation across the US connecting the existing railroad from Omaha to the San Fransico Bay. The railroad began construction in 1863 and was completed in 1869 on May 10th. The completion was signified by a golden spike being drilled into the railway in Promontory, Utah. The railway, although dated by today’s travel standards, boosted the economy and life as American’s knew it.

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