November 9, 2016

The Railroad



There’s no doubt that the introduction of the railroad was responsible for a lot of good in the west…people could travel in relative comfort from points east and settle down, or just visit some family or friends…companies could ship materials across country…but it’s also true that the railroad made a lot of enemies in the process…took advantage of its workers, sometimes putting them in harm’s way…or running people off their land so they could lay track…some folks even took to robbing trains or blowing up trestles to get a measure of revenge…there’s few things in life that happen without someone’s toes being stepped on.

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