Leland Stanford

Leland Stanford was one of the Big Four, who founded the Central Pacific Railroad in California. He is best known today for having founded Stanford University, which is official Leland Stanford Jr. University in honor of Stanford`s son, who died young.

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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by David Haward Bain.
On the morning of May 10, 1869, a gang of Irish immigrants met a party of Chinese laborers on a windy bluff northwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. Tired t...