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HuntingtonLeland StanfordMark Hopkinsand Charles Crocker ; they are best remembered for having built part of the first American transcontinental rail line. The line was first conceived and surveyed by an engineer, Theodore Dehone Judahwho obtained the financial backing of the California group and won federal support in the form of the Pacific Dakota man seeking woman Actwhich provided land grants and subsidies to the Central Pacific and Union Pacific.


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Collis Date girls in Erie PA. Huntingtonin full Collis Potter Huntingtonborn Oct. Born into a poor family, Huntington meet Jersey City friends online as an itinerant peddler and became a prosperous merchant in OneontaN. In the late s he became interested in a plan to link California with the eastern United States by rail, and he ed Hopkins, Leland Stanfordand Charles Crocker a group later known as the Big Four in their t incorporation of the Central Pacific Railroad inwhich was soon deated as the western part of the projected transcontinental railroad.

During the actual construction —69 of the Central Pacific Railroad, Huntington lobbied for the company in the east, working to secure financing and favourable legislation from Congress and the federal government.

In the Fun date ideas Elkhart IN area Four formed the Southern Pacific Railroadwhich constructed rail lines down southern California and across the Southwest to New Orleansagain with Huntington serving as chief political and financial lobbyist. Huntington helped expand the Southern Pacific Railroad into a 9,mile 15,kilometre line that was the foundation of rail service in California and the western link for a southern transcontinental rail route.

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He also extended the lines of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, which he had bought into link with the Southern Pacific, forming a 4,mile 6,kilometre continuous track from San Francisco to Newport News black girl dating Atlanta guy, Va. Huntington became president of the Southern Pacific—Central Pacific rail system in and thus controlled a vast empire of rail lines and agricultural landholdings in California until his death.

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