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In 1869 the Central Pacific Railroad out of Sacramento, [[Portal:California|California]], and the [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union Pacific Railroad]] out of Omaha, [[Portal:Nebraska|Nebraska]] linked tracks in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike] ceremony at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promontory_Summit Promontroy Summit], [[Portal:Utah|Utah]] to form the first [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcontinental_railroad transcontinental railroad service] in the [[United States|United States]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Pacific Railroad," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Central_Pacific_Railroad&amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=299761457 (accessed 6 July 2009); Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Union_Pacific_Railroad&amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=298717292 (accessed 6 July 2009); Wikipedia contributors, "Golden spike," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Golden_spike&amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=290578008 (accessed 6 July 2009), and Wikipedia contributors, "Promontory, Utah," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Promontory,_Utah&amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=297584143 (accessed 6 July 2009).</ref> Settlers were attracted to communities near railroads because they provided access to markets. Railroads encouraged settlement along their routes to help increase the need for their service. If an ancestor settled near a railroad, you may be able to trace their place of origin back to another place along the tracks.  
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In 1869 the Central Pacific Railroad out of Sacramento, [[Portal:California|California]], and the [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union Pacific Railroad]] out of Omaha, [[Portal:Nebraska|Nebraska]] linked tracks in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike] ceremony at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promontory_Summit Promontroy Summit], [[Portal:Utah|Utah]] to form the first [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcontinental_railroad transcontinental railroad service] in the [[United States|United States]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Pacific Railroad," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Central_Pacific_Railroad&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=299761457 (accessed 6 July 2009); Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Union_Pacific_Railroad&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=298717292 (accessed 6 July 2009); Wikipedia contributors, "Golden spike," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Golden_spike&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=290578008 (accessed 6 July 2009), and Wikipedia contributors, "Promontory, Utah," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Promontory,_Utah&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=297584143 (accessed 6 July 2009).</ref> Settlers were attracted to communities near railroads because they provided access to markets. Railroads encouraged settlement along their routes to help increase the need for their service. If an ancestor settled near a railroad, you may be able to trace their place of origin back to another place along the tracks.  
  
 
=== Historical Background  ===
 
=== Historical Background  ===
  
In order to bind the nation together from [[Portal:California|California]] to the eastern states visionaries proposed a railroad between the west and east coasts of the [[United States|United States]]. During the [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] Congress authorized the building of this railroad. Congress offered [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Land_Companies#Railroads land grants] along the tracks in a checkerboard pattern as an incentive to the builders. <br>Later in its history, the Central Pacific tracks through [[Portal:Nevada|Nevada]] to Ogden, [[Portal:Utah|Utah]] came to be controlled by the [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific Railroad]].
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In order to bind the nation together from [[Portal:California|California]] to the eastern states visionaries proposed a railroad between the west and east coasts of the [[United States|United States]]. During the [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] Congress authorized the building of this railroad. Congress offered [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Land_Companies#Railroads land grants] along the tracks in a checkerboard pattern as an incentive to the builders. The company that could build the most track would receive the most land.
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Starting in 1863 in Sacramento, California, the Central Pacific&nbsp;laid their first tracks.&nbsp;They&nbsp;slowly started&nbsp;their&nbsp;eastward race toward the oncoming Union Pacific railroad by building to Roseville, California in 1864. In 1865&nbsp;they reached Colfax, and in 1866 Cisco, California.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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=== Route  ===
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The Central Pacific Railrad from west to east went through:
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*Sacramento, [[Portal:California|California]]
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*Reno, [[Portal:Nevada|Nevada]]
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*Winnemucca, Nevada
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*Elko, Nevada
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*Ogden, [[Portal:Utah|Utah]]
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During most&nbsp;of its history, the Central Pacific tracks through [[Portal:Nevada|Nevada]] to Ogden, [[Portal:Utah|Utah]]&nbsp;were controlled by the [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific Railroad]].  
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=== Settlers and Records  ===
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=== Websites  ===
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=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

Revision as of 19:29, 10 July 2009

United States  >  Migration  >  Railroads  >  Central Pacific Railroad

In 1869 the Central Pacific Railroad out of Sacramento, California, and the Union Pacific Railroad out of Omaha, Nebraska linked tracks in the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontroy Summit, Utah to form the first transcontinental railroad service in the United States.[1] Settlers were attracted to communities near railroads because they provided access to markets. Railroads encouraged settlement along their routes to help increase the need for their service. If an ancestor settled near a railroad, you may be able to trace their place of origin back to another place along the tracks.

Historical Background

In order to bind the nation together from California to the eastern states visionaries proposed a railroad between the west and east coasts of the United States. During the Civil War Congress authorized the building of this railroad. Congress offered land grants along the tracks in a checkerboard pattern as an incentive to the builders. The company that could build the most track would receive the most land.

Starting in 1863 in Sacramento, California, the Central Pacific laid their first tracks. They slowly started their eastward race toward the oncoming Union Pacific railroad by building to Roseville, California in 1864. In 1865 they reached Colfax, and in 1866 Cisco, California.  

Route

The Central Pacific Railrad from west to east went through:

During most of its history, the Central Pacific tracks through Nevada to Ogden, Utah were controlled by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Settlers and Records

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Websites

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Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Pacific Railroad," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Central_Pacific_Railroad&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=299761457 (accessed 6 July 2009); Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Union_Pacific_Railroad&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=298717292 (accessed 6 July 2009); Wikipedia contributors, "Golden spike," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Golden_spike&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=290578008 (accessed 6 July 2009), and Wikipedia contributors, "Promontory, Utah," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Promontory,_Utah&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oldid=297584143 (accessed 6 July 2009).