Curator Peter J. Blodgett takes us inside the 2012 railroad exhibition "Visions of Empire: The Quest for a Railroad Across America, 1840–1880" to discuss an important 1862 issue of the Tri-Weekly Republican from Omaha, Nebraska. Blodgett is The Huntington's H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History.

Check out the accompanying blog post and audio features at huntingtonblogs.org/2012/07/oh-railroad-bill/.

More information on "Visions of Empire: The Quest for a Railroad Across America, 1840–1880" can be found at huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary_02.aspx?id=10450.

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