Humanities Forum: Wyoming the Railroad State–Casper

Posted on May 23, 2013 | 0 comments

When:
December 31, 1969 @ 5:33 pm
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Where:
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
1501 North Poplar Street
Casper, WY 82601
USA
GREG NICKERSON

Wyoming, the Railroad State: The Impact of an Indispensable Industry
The railroad is responsible for the Wyoming we know today. The construction of the Union Pacific in 1868 gave rise to the towns, the geography of settlement, the economy, and even the politics of Wyoming. When the Chicago Burlington and Quincy built across the northern part of the state in the 1890s, a similar transformation took place.

About the presenter: Greg Nickerson has a master’s degree in history from the University of Wyoming. He is a contributor to WyoFile and to Wyohistory.org.

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