Thursday, March 03, 2011

The CPRR didn't validate existing towns - it created new ones.

"JARDINE: Railroad towns against their use?" by Jeff Jardine, © The Modesto Bee, DATE. (Article)

"... The ... Central Pacific ... railroad ... didn't validate [existing] towns. It created them and profited by controlling or selling the land adjacent to the tracks. ... " [More]

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