CONTENTS 1848-55

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PART II.  THE RAILROAD CAPITAL IN NINE YEARS (1848-1857)

CHAPTER 7.  STEPHEN DOUGLAS AND WILLIAM OGDEN BRING THE RAILROADS TO CHICAGO (1845-1856)

7.1. CHICAGO’S FIRST RAILROAD: THE GALENA & CHICAGO UNION

7.2. BRIGHAM YOUNG AND THE MORMONS SHOW THE WAY

7.3. THE MORMON TEMPLE AT NAUVOO

7.4. BOSTON TAKES OVER THE MICHIGAN CENTRAL

7.5. FINANCING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE GALENA

7.6. CYRUS McCORMICK AND THE VIRGINIA REAPER

7.7. McCORMICK MOVES FROM CINCINNATI TO CHICAGO

7.8. BOSTON SPRINGS THE TRAP

7.9. OGDEN AND SCAMMON DECIDE TO “GO IT ALONE”

7.10. OGDEN SAVES MCCORMICK’S FACTORY AND BECOMES AN EQUAL PARTNER

7.11. THE FIRST LINK OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD

7.12. THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD – PART 1

7.13. THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD – PART 2

7.14. THE MICHIGAN CENTRAL ARRIVES IN NEW BUFFALO

7.15. SCAMMON SAVES THE G&CU

7.16. FORBES’ CONSERVATIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES COMES BACK TO BITE HIM

7.17. GEORGE BLISS AND JOSEPH SHEFFIELD TAKEOVER THE MICHIGAN SOUTHERN

7.18. JOSEPH SHEFFIELD’S EARLIER INVESTMENTS IN RAILROADS