KWL Chart. On a sheet of notebook paper make a list of everything you know about railroads in the mid 1840’s Make a list of everything you Want to Know about railroads. End of the Line. What happened to the Blue Ridge Railroad?. Why build a railroad? Why there? Why then?. History.
What happened to the
Blue Ridge Railroad?
Construction on the State Capital building began in 1851, Work on the redesigned structure began in 1855, slowed during the Civil War. In 1852 a charter was issued for the Blue Ridge Railroad of SC because the Blue Ridge Railroad of GA would bring the railroad to the NW corner of SC.
“The Railroad Mania: and Review of the Bank of the State of South-Carolina, A series of essays, By Anti-Debt.” Charleston Mercury, Charleston, South Carolina: Burges, James and Paxton, Printers 1848. Essay VII.
1860 Abraham Lincoln elected President – he was in favor of a Federally funded Railroad connecting the Pacific Ocean.The Southern route to California, suggested by Jefferson Davis would be rejected because it would run through slave states.December 17, 1860 SC voted to leave the Union
I will be looking for at least two reasons why the Blue Ridge Railroad failed to complete a route from Charleston, SC to Cincinnati, OH