Railroads, Railroad Owners, Railroad Workers Study List
Based upon... San Diegue駉 Middle School (Encinitas, CA) Media Center Hotlist: “Westward Expansion... Railroads”
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Beau “DolceVita” Monde
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The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco
The Pacific Railroad: A Practical Plan.
California History Online
The Big Four: Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins and Leland Stanford.
Leaders of the Central Pacific Railroad: Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington,
Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, Theodore Judah and James Harvey Strobridge.
The Workers of the Central Pacific: The Chinese in California, The Chinese Join the
Central Pacific, Daily Life, and The California Public's Response to Chinese Labor.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Charles Crocker: This man was the one who suggested using Chinese labor to build the railroad.
Leland Stanford: This man was the “Big Four's” political tie in since he was the Governor of California.
Huntington Family Association
Collis P. Huntington: This man was the “deal maker”. He lobbied in Congress for funding, land and
protective legislation; he rounded up all the money from eastern investors and eventually
helped make the building of the Central Pacific a huge investment project rather than a federal one.
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Pinkerton Man
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Tunnel No.8 Worker
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Mark Hopkins: This man was the money man.
Lee Altenberg , Ph.D.
Leland Stanford: Beyond Capitalism:
Leland Stanford and the founding of Stanford University.
Stanford University
Stanford Universtiy History: The Founding of the University.
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Tunnels of the Railroad
The Chinese who built a Railroad
The Last Spike is Driven
The Chinese at Promontory, Utah
Information about the Chinese in California
Ancestors in the Americas
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MKT Porter
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Ticket Agent
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Crossing the Continent, Crossing the Pacific
The Brown Quarterly
The Chinese and The Transcontinental Railroad
A Place Called Oregon
Those Who Traveled to the Mountain of Gold (California)
The National Park Service
History of Chinese in California
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
Chinese Laborers in the West
HarpWeek Presents... Immigrant and Ethnic America
Chinese Immigration: An article from Harper's Weekly.
What is a Coolie? An article from Harper's Weekly.
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“Nuts” O'Malley
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The Labor Question: An article from Harper's Weekly...
this is a very complicated article but has great information.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
The Sierra Nevadas presents natural barrier to getting the railroad through.
California History Online
Nob Hill: The “Big Four” Mansions sprawl over the top.
Senior World Online
The Rich and Famous through railroads and gold strikes build their homes on “Nob Hill”.
For more than a century San Francisco's Nob Hill has been associated with the upper crust, the beau monde “The Sweet Life”,
la dolce vita “The Fashionable Elite”.     “Nob” is a contraction of the Hindu word nabob or nawwab: “a person, especially
a European, who has made a large fortune in India or another country of the East; a very wealthy or powerful person.”
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