Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 was enacted by the 37th United States Congress, designed to aid in the construction of a railroad which would run coast to coast.
The construction took approximately 7 years, resulting in a railroad connection between Sacramento, California and Omaha, Nebraska.
Short time after the first constructions, transcontinental railroad advertisements started to appear, promoting a new way of transportation coast to coast, which was safer and more comfortable.
Transcontinental Railroad Advertisement
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