The Railroad Was A Nation BuilderThere is no doubt that the railroad definedan American culture and personality thatis distinct from its European roots. At itsheart, the railroad was a nation builder - thepersonification of the brash, entrepreneurial spirit that the rest of the world saw in the United States. As early as 1827, William Aiken and Horatio Allen recognized the potential of the railroad to open new marketsand to make travel faster and safer. Trainschanged American perceptions of time, space, and distance forever and set thestage for later transportation developmentslike interstate highways and airplanes.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:56am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 599511 N 3628388|
|Decimal Degrees||32.78893333, -79.93730000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 47.336', W 79° 56.238'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 47' 20.16" N, 79° 56' 14.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 36 John St, Charleston SC 29403, US|
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