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Manifest Destiny at Three-Cents Per Acre

On this day in 1803, the U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory of Louisiana, which would double…

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Up and Down The Big Muddy

On this day in 1816, the steamboat Washington, with a Henry Miller Shreve-design shallow draft ideal for western rivers, arrives at the docks in New…

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The Wonder of the Brooklyn Bridge

On this day in 1883, the The New York and Brooklyn Bridge is opened for cart, carriage and pedestrian traffic. Thousands of people attended the…

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Infrastructure, the Transcontinental Railroad and Immigrants

On this day in 1869, the transcontinental railroad opens for through traffic when Central Pacific Rail Road President Leland Stanford ceremonially drives the gold “Last…

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Infrastructure: 3 Minutes from the US to Canada

On this day in 1930, at 12:05 am, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel between the United States and Canada is officially opened to car traffic. As Windsor…

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