The Transcontinental Railroad is Completed – Yesterday In Travel
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In this very special episode of Yesterday in Travel, we discuss the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The railroad connected the East Coast and the West Coast in the United States, completely transforming travel. We were also thrilled to talk to Dr. Sean Fraga, a transcontinental railroad expert, about how thisContinue reading “The Transcontinental Railroad”
For this episode, we’re going all the way to space. On October 4, 1957, Sputnik — a Soviet satellite — took the skies. The tiny satellite emboldened the Soviets, terrified the Americans, and marked the official beginning of the “Space Race.” Space might be the next frontier of travel. We get into how it allContinue reading “Sputnik Orbits Earth”
In this episode, we explore a travel story from our own backyard: New York City. In September 1960, the Cuban leader Fidel Castro arrived in town for a UN Meeting — and caused significant waves in the process. His move from midtown to Harlem tells us a lot about racial politics in the US, theContinue reading “Fidel Castro Goes to Harlem”
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