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The Future of America's Past | Episode | Transcontinental

High in the Utah desert in 1869, a ceremonial golden spike marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. On the 150th anniversary of this feat, Ed speaks with a National Park Service ranger, a poet, a descendant of a Chinese American railroad builder, and a Native American tribal leader. Together, they paint a portrait of technological triumph—and its human and environmental costs.

0:27:02 | AIRED: 3/26/2020 |
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