Rails and Other Roads
Special | 14m 9s
From 1862 to 1883, railroad companies built the infrastructure for train travel; soon, train tracks and trains crisscrossed North America, bringing thousands of emigrants to once-remote land. Like horses, trains were replaced by another transportation innovation: the car. As automobiles improved (and became more affordable), so did roads and highways.
Aired: 11/05/10Video has closed captioning.
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