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Central Pacific Railroad started in Sacramento, CA was built east across the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Union Pacific Railroad started in Omaha, NE and was built west across the Great Plains
transcontinental Railroad that stretches all the way across the country
Solar time Before the transcontinental railroad, each community relied on:
Standard time This became necessary so trains could run on schedule.
grants of land Federal government gave these to railroad companies to sell for profit.
Great Plains Area from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains
Chinese Immigrants that worked for the Central Pacific.
frontier Parts of the West mainly occupied by Native Americans
settlers Railroads were a lifeline for these people, bringing needed supplies to the frontier.
Native Americans Railroads helped weaken the hold these people had on the West because miners and settlers laid claim to their lands.
Created by: Freshmensphs