Transcontinental Railroad Timeline
*John Stevens is considered the Father of American Railroads. Stevens demonstrated the feasibility of steam locomotives on a circular experimental track (Think of the little train track around the Christmas tree) constructed on his estate in Hoboken, New Jersey, three years before George Stephenson in England.
*Homesteaders start to travel the Oregon Trail.
*John Plumbe sends petition for a railroad to Washington
*In attempt to escape religious persecution, Mormons begin to travel to Utah
*Asa Whitney, chief promoter of railroads, was the first…
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