"The Real West: Empire Builders" [videorecording] 1993


"The Real West: Empire Builders" [videorecording] 1993

This episode, produced by Brian Coughlin, of the series "The Real West" tells the history of Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins (the Big Four) and the development of the railroads in the West. It also mentions the lives of Jane Stanford and Leland Stanford Jr., the history of Stanford University, Eadweard Muybridge, and the development of motion pictures.

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Coughlin, Brian

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Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905

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Jane Eliza Lathrop was born August 25, 1828, the daughter of Dyer Lathrop of Albany, New York. In 1850 she married Leland Stanford, returning with him to California in 1855 where they settled in Sacramento. Leland Stanford later became President of the Southern Pacific Railroad and Governor of California. Their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., was born in 1868. During a European tour in 1884 he contracted typhoid fever and died in Florence, Italy. In 1885, Jane and Leland Stanford founded the L...

Central Pacific Railroad.

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Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893

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Lawyer born in Albany, New York but moved to California where he became active in the Republican Party, running for governor and losing in 1860. Later president of the Union Pacific Railroad and founder of Stanford University. From the description of Letter, March 14, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55662301 Leland Stanford was born March 9, 1824 in Waltervliet Township, New York. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1848 and married Ja...

Stanford university

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Stanford entered into a research project with the National Iranian Radio and Television agency in 1974 to study and recommend a satellite-based communication system for Iran and how to utilize it for Iran's educational radio and television. From the description of Stanford NIRT project records, 1974-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510722 The Leland Stanford Junior University was established in 1885 in memory of Leland Stanford Jr., the only child of Senator and Mrs. ...

Hopkins, Mark, 1813-1878

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Mark Hopkins was one of the "Big Four" in the Central Pacific Railroad. From the description of Mark Hopkins letter : Sacramento, Calif. to William N. Seet, Gold Hill, Nev. : ALS, 1865 Nov 1. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 52394361 ...

Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904

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The California Street Cable Railroad began operation in April, 1878. From the description of [California Street Cable Railroad Co. [graphic] : power house at California and Larkin streets]. [ca. 1878] (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 48150769 American photographer known especially for his landscape views of the western United States, South and Central America, and for his photographic studies of animals in motion, Muybridge worked closely with Senato...

Crocker, Charles, 1822-1888

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One of "Big Four" who built Central Pacific Railroad. Crocker actually supervised construction of tracks. Later invested in large landholdings and developed Del Monte Hotel (1880). From the description of Charles Crocker deed, 1868. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 34919034 Charles Crocker was a prominent store-owner in Sacramento when, in 1860, he joined Collis Huntington, Huntington's business partner Mark Hopkins, then-Governor Leland Stanford, and other s...

Stanford, Leland, 1868-1884

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Leland Stanford, Jr., the only child of Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford, was born in Sacramento, California on May 14, 1868. His early death in March 1884 just before his sixteenth birthday inspired the founding of Leland Stanford Junior University in 1885. From the description of Leland Stanford, Jr. papers, 1871-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019681 Biography Leland Stanford, Jr., the only child of Senator and...

Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900

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Collis P. Huntington was President of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time this letter was written (1892). He tells his Fresno District Superintendent, James L. Frazier, that he is glad the latter's family is comfortably situated in the Pollaskey house, Fresno. From the description of Huntington correspondence, 1892. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 36847465 Financier and railroad executive. From the description of Papers of Collis Potter Hun...