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Railroads and impact on washington

Railroads and impact on washington

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How Railroads Built the Stateof Washington
 
Before the Railroads
San Francisco was the major economic heart of the Pacific due to the amounts of gold foundthere.
Spokane relied on the Columbia River.
Seattle depended on direct shipping via PugetSound for its trading livelihood.
Northern Pacific Railroad reached Spokane in1883.
 The Great Northern Reached Seattle in 1893.
Fur trapping was the main economy.
 
Spokane
1920s: a network of interconnected feeder lines, owned by theNorthern Pacific or the Great Northern, branched out from Spokane,connecting with mines in the Idaho panhandle, farms along theColumbia or Snake Rivers, and resorts in the Rocky Mountains.Spokane referred to its vast tributary region as “the Inland Empire.”
Glacier National Park was formed because of the railroad.
Great Northern was the biggest promoter of Glacier National Park,they offered many packages, some including an overnight stay inSpokane.
 The city of Spokane was created as a town to house railroad riders.
 The Davenport Hotel was made as hotel to house important peopleand lumberjacks alike.

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