Transcontinental Railroad Symposium : Laura Jones, Stanford University’s Railroad Legacy
- The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad connected the vast expanse of the United States with safe and convenient transport, reducing coast-to-coast travel from six months to just one week. In addition, the railroad provoked social change through migration, economic growth, and the introduction of Chinese labor to the West. One of its consequences was great wealth for the builders of the railroad, among them California Senator Leland Stanford. This fortune, and the land Leland Stanford purchased with it, was the foundation of Stanford University. Join us in examining the legacies of the Transcontinental Railroad and its effect on Stanford University during the 150th anniversary year of the Gold Spike.
|Type of resource
|1 video file
|April 6, 2019
|Stanford Historical Society
|Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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