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  • Richard White on emRailroaded The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern Americaem
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    Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White presented a history of the operation of the transcontinental railroads. In his book the author recounts the social and economic impact the transcontinental railroads had on the way…

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  • Discussion on the 1915 San Francisco Worlds Fair
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    1915 San Francisco World's Fair

    Laura Ackley talks about the 1915 World’s Fair, officially known as the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco, California. The fair was a celebration of the Panama…

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  • History of the Golden Gate Bridge
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    History of the Golden Gate Bridge

    A symposium was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics included the background of the area before the bridge was built, details of its construction, and its…

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  • emRush for Riches Gold Fever and the Making of Californiaem
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    Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California

    Mr. Holliday talked about his book Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California, published by University of California Press. He focused on the impact of the gold rush on the…

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