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A10. The Transcontinental Railroad

  • 09/10/2020
  • 10/08/2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 09/10/2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 09/17/2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 09/24/2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10/01/2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • 10/08/2020, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • Via Zoom
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In the sesquicentennial year of its completion, we will examine the creation of the first rail line to cross the USA. It was a tremendous feat of engineering, a massive public boondoggle, a vehicle for racial prejudice and virtual genocide, a death march of cutthroat competition, and a corrupt political stew all rolling on rails 4’8 ½” apart.

INSTRUCTOR: Victor Saffrin has a BA in Theater and Economics and an MS in Computer Science and is now retired from a career spanning rock-and-roll lighting roadie, laser light show designer, embedded software engineer, and engineering process manager. He has taught WISE courses for several years.

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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609
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