Abraham Lincoln and the Transcontinental Railroad
Abraham Lincoln signed the 1862 Pacific Railroad Act which made building the first Transcontinental Railroad possible. He believed that such a railroad was important to the war effort, but he had long been a supporter of American railroads. This presentation will explore Lincoln's history with the railroad and his role in promoting rail in the west.
The program will be hosted by musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo in collaboration with the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This program is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and will livestream on Looking for Lincoln's Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
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When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM