Northern Pacific Railway Research Paper

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In 1864 Congress approved the Northern Pacific Railway to be built. The NPR is the first transcontinental railroad in the northern part of the country. It is 8,316 miles long, beginning in Minnesota and ending in Washington state, with many branches going off the main line. When congress approved it they also supplied nearly 40million acres of land grants to build the railroad on. Construction didn 't go underway until 1870, and the rail road was finally christened to open on Sept. 8 1888. The line was the culmination of one man 's dream, James Jerome Hill, the "Empire Builder" so-called because of his ability to create amazing businesses where none previously existed. The Northern Pacific Railway serves a vast, diversified and
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