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Comanche Crossing

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 14:24, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 18:01
On August 15, 1870, the first permanent railroad link across the United States from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast was completed when the final spike was driven in the Kansas Pacific Railway at Comanche Crossing in northeast Colorado. The exact spot is just east of Strasburg, near railroad...

William Jackson Palmer

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:33, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11

William Jackson Palmer

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William Jackson Palmer (1836–1909) was a Civil War general, railroad tycoon, and founder of Colorado Springs . Though a Quaker from Delaware, Palmer fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, he moved west and became a civil engineer and philanthropist who played an integral...
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