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Pacific Railway Act

The Pacific Railway Act of 1862 gave land grants in the western United States to the Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad (later the Southern Pacific Railroad[?]) to construct a transcontinental railroad.

See First Transcontinental Railroad (North America)

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