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  • The History Of Worcester's Union Station

    However, just two years after taking up roots, the area was abandoned. By 1684 it would be resettled, and at this point, the settlement would be given the name Worcester. It would be mysteriously abandoned again in 1702. Worcester would not permanently be settled until 1722, and would be later be declared a city in 1848 (Arsenault). Blackstone Canal, engineered by Benjamin Wright in 1828, was the first big technological boost the city would see. Along its banks, factories began springing up from Worcester to Providence. The amazement of the canal was, unfortunately, overshadowed by the invention of the railroad in 1832. Travelling before trains was no easy task for the horse and carriages that would be forced to trek their way through the muddy cobblestoned streets. It should also be noted that Worcester’s population quadrupled between the years 1830 and 1845…

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  • Essay On Transcontinental Railroad

    The transcontinental railroad was a massive achievement for our country; its many accomplishments included expanding settlement, providing valuable jobs, and spurring immigration. Before the railroad was constructed, settlements were mostly established on the east coast. There were, however, a few settlements out west as a result of the California Gold Rush, but there was nothing in between. Traveling the 2,000 miles to California from the eastern region of the United States took five hard and…

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  • Transcontinental Railroad Advantages

    The advantages of the railroad were due to the demand for faster and more convenient transportation. They created more direct routes, greater speed and safety, dependable schedules, year-round service, and more space to travel. They connected many cities together and went about 50 miles an hour, which would take a whole day on horseback or stagecoach. It carried cattle, fruit, and goods it had never previously been carried. The Railroad Empire grew at the end of the Civil War. It expanded from…

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  • Industrial Revolution Dbq

    scandal was brought to light and a year later in 1873 they had to deal with a big consequence that was put upon them politically. The railroad industry during this time was a very important part of the economic health of America. Actually I would like to reference something along those lines that I found would back up my statement “the root cause of the depression of 1873 was railroad collapse. And the railroads collapsed because they were overextended” (29). As I stated earlier the railroad…

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  • Transcontinental Railroad Outline

    The Transcontinental Railroad The Transcontinental Railroad was a legendary Civil Engineering feat that created an entirely new way of settlement and trade in the West that had hardly been imagined. The Railroad changed the life of the travelers and settlers in America. A trip from the East Coast to the West Coast that used to take six months then took a mere seven days. Without the intelligence of great men like Theodore Judah and Grenville Dodge, who were Chief Engineers of the Railroad, the…

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  • Huntington's Characteristics

    Huntington, Huntington, Huntington, Collis P. Huntington is who many consider to be the head of the Central Pacific railroad. The reason why it all came together, so to speak. Huntington was always a brash businessman. He even had the audacity to claim the Eiffel tower wasn’t profitable. Huntington was a man who was in it all for profit. I understand that the big four, the men responsible for the Central Pacific Railroad: IE Huntington, Leland Stanford, Crocker and Hopkins may have worked…

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  • Personal Narrative: Amityville Of Horror

    music in the background was playing had me intrigued and kept me staying for more. It was an eerie, spooky, dark melody. One that just pierces my ears at the second my ears make contact with the sound. A song where I know something is going to happen at any given moment so I can’t look away. That’s what it was like. The film starts off showing an absolutely beautiful almost Victorian home. Two quarter moon windows that peaked out like eyes and two more windows right below each. There white…

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  • Middle Colonies Essay

    The middle colonies include New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Note: There are no promises everything will be perfect but, definitely a better life in the long run for your ancestors to live on. I can not pay to get over: That is not an issue, You can work for 4 to 10 years as a helper to a family and your boss will pay for our ticket over. That will give you food and a place to live. As well, You have rights at your home. Daily life On a normal day for the middle and…

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  • Globalization Of Kodak

    in 2013 but as an entirely different organization. Since emerging from bankruptcy, the company has mostly served niche film markets (Hardy, 2015). Kodak reappeared on the public markets in September 2013, though the bulk of the company is still owned by private equity and investment firms. Kodak is now a commercial imaging company serving business markets like packaging and graphics (Kodak, Smaller and Redirected, 2013). Gone are the days of cameras and film that made it such a famous and…

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  • The New England Region

    were divided into three regions. These regions are similar, yet unique in their own way. The New England region, Middle region, and Southern region each have an economy, a climate, and a history that is each unique to that region. The New England Colonies The New England region was made up of the colonies of Massachusetts, Maine (which was part of Massachusetts), Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Being in the Northeast of the future U. S. the New England colonies never got very…

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