The Transcontinental Railroad
Asa Whitney's Proposed Routes, 1849
Map Courtesy Library of Congress.
Surveys were done in 1853-55 to find the best route
for the Pacific Railroad to take.
Should the railroad go on northern route or a southern
route? Should it go to California?
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