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End of Track | Track Laying

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After a poor start in 1865, a firm that was hired to take charge of track laying. The firm got the tracks moving westward.  This established a huge and varied labor force.

End of Track | Turntable

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In 1865 Dodge was scouting an area in the Laramie Mountains and discovered a pass where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. This flat stretch permitted a turntable to be built.

Marketing Manager

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Learn about this wide-ranging career that requires strong communicaton and multi-tasking skills to educate, inform and connect.

See the Lab Squad kids’ report for this career in Support Materials +

End of Track | Railroad Division Point

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Grenville Dodge chose Cheyenne as the division point for the Transcontinental Railroad.  A city was born and along with it growing pains and challenges.

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