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Promontory Point


Lead: With thousands of acres of land and millions of dollars at stake, two great railroads rushed across the flat, barren Utah plains toward their marriage of iron. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: At 11 in the morning May 10, 1869, the Central Pacific's Jupiter pulled

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U.S. Mid-term Elections of 1946


Lead:  Although the Democrats, led by Harry S. Truman, lost both Houses of Congress during the mid-term elections of 1946, Truman skillfully used the Republican majority to his benefit – and won the 1948 presidential election. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: After the death of Franklin

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The Great Eastern


Lead: In November, 1857, Isambard Kingdom Brunel tried to launch his magnificent creation. Great Eastern, the heaviest object anyone had ever attempted to move, got stuck. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: Brunel was one of the most successful engineers of his day. He constructed what was

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