Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Fall Garden, Trains

Episode: Fall Garden, Trains

  • Oct 23, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 52:28 mins

Guest: Drake Hokanson, Author and Photographer  Before interstates crisscrossed America, rails were the nation’s arteries. The construction of the nation’s first transcontinental line from Omaha, Nebraska to Sacramento, California was a stunning feat that changed the face of the West. Suddenly, Americans and American companies could transport themselves and their goods from coast to coast in a matter of days. New towns sprang up along the rail line. New industries thrived.