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Section 2: The Age of the Railroads

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Union Pacific Corporation History and Photos http://www.uprr.com/ aboutup/ history/
Illustrated overview of Union Pacific's history, focusing on its contribution to the transcontinental railroad.

Golden Spike National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/ gosp/
Story of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and of subsequent memorializations of the event.