Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 164 , Segment 2
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.