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Unformatted text preview: An international route connected New England and Montreal, Que., and another one crossed southern Ontario between Niagara, N.Y., and the Detroit River. During the 1850s north-south routes were developed both east and west of the Alleghenies. It was not until after the American Civil War, however, that a permanent railroad bridge (as distinguished from a temporary wartime structure) was constructed across the Ohio River. After the Civil War the pace of railroad building increased. The two Pacific railroads-one, the Union Pacific, building westward from Omaha, Neb.; the other, the Central Pacific, building eastward from Sacramento, Calif.-had been started during the war to help promote national unity. They were joined at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869, completing the first rail connection across the continent. "History of Railroads." 123HelpMe.com . 21 Apr 2009 <http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=23212>....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2009 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Cover during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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