The Great Transcontinental Railroad Scam

This week marks the 140th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad, the Union Pacific-Central Pacific, which famously linked up at Promontory Point, Utah on May 10, 1869 with the driving of the ceremonial golden spike. During the late 19th century, a total of five transcontinental lines were constructed to the WestContinue reading “The Great Transcontinental Railroad Scam”


“All the indications are that this treasonable inflammation — secessionitis — keeps on making steady progress week by week,” wrote New York lawyer George Templeton Strong in January of 1861. One by one, Southern states began their trek out of the Union, rather than face the coming Lincoln administration, a new government Southerners believed wouldContinue reading “Secessionitis”