Infrastructure Junkies! welcome back Professor Greg Jackson from the History that Doesn't Suck Podcast to tell you a story about one of the greatest infrastructure marvels in American History: the transcontinental railroad. Learn about the reasons why our young country so desperately needed this new infrastructure development, how it was set up as a race between the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, the high stakes of failure, the challenges of drilling through mountains, native American hostilities, weather, and also learn about the remarkable people that got it done. What a story!
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