"Pacific Railroad Crazy—The Story of Theodore Dehone Judah"
"Judah ... In 1857 ... published and distributed to the politicians A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad. His ideas were well received, enough to secure an office to promote a Pacific Railroad within the Capitol Building, across the hall from the Supreme Court. There, he established the Pacific Railroad Museum, a pleasant respite for the lawmakers mixed in the mire of Washington. ... " [More]
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