When the railroad came through in 1869, the two rival companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, built their tracks around the north end of Great Salt Lake, because the lake was in a high cycle, and technology was not up to the task of bridging the lake. In 1898 Edward Henry Harriman acquired control of the Union Pacific Railroad, and three years later in 1901 he gained control of the Southern Pacific—successor to the Central Pacific. His modernization of the line included a technological feat of magnificent proportions.
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September 14, 2021
Whitaker Museum 168 N. Main St. Centerville 84014 UT US https://www.southsaltlakejournal.com/businesses/ut-centerville-whitaker-museum
Art & Galleries Centerville