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Presidents, patents and passengers: How the West was populated

There are few, if any, industries that grew alongside the United States as closely as the railroad. And, just like the United States, this growth did not happen overnight. It required surveyors, maps, deeds and, in some cases, presidential signatures to help the railroads, and the nation, to move westward into unchartered territory.

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Presidents, Patents and Passengers: How the West was Populated

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There's a Map for that at BNSF

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Heritage Community Award celebrates BNSF's relationship with railroad towns

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