The completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 was a major event in California history. The Iron Horse linked California with the rest of the nation and ushered in an era of economic consolidation. The Californians who controlled this new technology became the wealthiest and most powerful men of their generation.
Discover how the Iron Horse helped change the economic landscape of the Golden State, and its social and political arena. The Railroad Empire explores an important part of California history and the impact it had in the development of a nation.