How the Central and Union Pacific Railroads Began

During the 1850s, Congress reviewed surveys for possible routes on a new transcontinental railroad project that would bind the coasts together. It was difficult, at that time, to decide on a Northern or Southern route for the line. One surveyor, who earned himself the nickname “Crazy Judah” for his fervent belief in his own plan, advocated a route along the 41st parallel. It ran through Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and ended at California. It also needed to cross the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, which would take nothing short of an engineering

Make travel more pleasant with these gadgets

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We all dread long flights. Not only is it painful to be seated in one place so long, but airline entertainment systems tend to be below-average. The only thing to do in such a situation is to pack everything you need to keep you entertained for the duration of the flight. The key here is to be prepared and plan ahead. There is always something that we will forget and regret later when we need it the most. Here are a few items

4 Foods to avoid before flying

Flying can make many anxious with the endless baggage lines and security checks. However, if you consume the wrong foods, you may have a lot more to deal with on your flight. Here are 4 foods to avoid before flying.

Hamburger with fries – Avoid eating a greasy burger followed by fries and a soda. This can cause you to bloat and feel quite uncomfortable in a cramped seat. Therefore move far away from your airport McDonalds or Burger King and choose some water with a pack