Thursday, January 12

American Experience ~ The Transcontinental Railroad

Published on Dec 1, 2014
Go behind-the-scenes of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of a transcontinental railroad across the United States. Completed in only six years by unscrupulous entrepreneurs, brilliant engineers, and legions of dedicated workers, the Transcontinental Railroad left a horde of displaced, broken Native Americans in it's wake. See how the railroad helped shape the politics and culture of mid-19th century America.

The Transcontinental Railroad