Sacramento & the Transcontinental Railroad that United the World
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About The Event
Marking the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, join us for the showing of Sacramento and the Transcontinental Railroad, the latest documentary by historian and filmmaker Bill George. The film tells the amazing story of how Sacramento was pivotal in the creation of the world's greatest railroad.
Connecting America by rail was long a dream of American leaders. But the very thought of scaling mountains, crossing deserts and thousands of miles seemed like madness to many. Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Judah, Leland Stanford and Chinese workers joined together to build what no one else had ever done-“Nothing Like it in the World.”
The film will take you to the original construction sites, and explain the cultural, political and economic changes the transcontinental railroad wrought. It is no exaggeration that the railroad changed America and world commerce forever.
About Bill George: A journalist and author, Bill George has produced five documentaries on California History, winning many awards and speaking to thousands of people about California history. As a journalist he covered many of the greatest events of the last century. He is descended from a long line of forgotten Irish immigrant ditch diggers and maids who fled the Emerald Isle and achieved a better life in America.
Members Free Admission - Guests $5 Admission Fee