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One or both pilots misjudged their actions. As the Zero went up, over, and straightened out, O'Brien flew head-on into the still inverted enemy fighter. Over a mile away Lindbergh saw a flash of light that meant only one thing, a midair collision. As the falling ball of flame burned out, thin black smoke rained fragments no larger than a Lightning's tail surface. Despite a search by the 431st the next day, O'Brien never returned and it was on that sad note that the civilian took leave of the group eight days later. Mr. Lindbergh was going home.

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Thanks so much for your comments on this interesting article. ... I found this article completely by accident on . Like you I had never heard of it before. I am so pleased to find something so enlightening which had apparently been all but lost for so many years and, through the internet, have been able to make it available almost instantly to anybody in the world who is interested. I hope the information it contains makes its way back into general knowledge base of the history of the Transcontinental railroad. I have been transcribing and adding a number of other documents, letters, and reports in recent weeks and will keep you up to date as they are posted for youradditional comments. Thanks again! —Bruce C. Cooper


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Perspectives vary, and one claims: "In 1864, the Central Pacific Railroad Company was pushing construction of the railroad from Sacramento California into the Sierra Mountains. Someone at the Central Pacific noticed the efficient work habits of . It was obvious that Chinese ingenuity could do the impossible, so the company decided to experiment with a Chinese construction crew. Company managers also did something unheard of by American managers, they adapted the leadership style of the Chinese, giving full control and responsibility of the project to front line workers. As a result, track laying increased until it reached , a record that still stands." [That is, aside from the instigation, management, and supervision on on April 28, 1869 of the event by Charles Crocker, Superintendent James Harvey Strobridge, Gang Foreman George Corley, and the three Track Bosses, , his two Assistants,Frank Freitis and Mike Stanton.]

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The role was considerable as the U.S. failed to secure the southern route across New Mexico and Arizona by invasion and a treaty fouled by a faulty survey. So, instead of just taking the territory by force of arms, which we thought we already had done, we bought it a few years later through the Gadsden Purchase.I doubt Lewis & Clark suffered from railroad fever, but one of my relatives born at that time (1806) certainly did. He would have been aware of the and rode the in 1835 when he emigrated to the Illinois country newly opened (i.e. cleared of Blackhawk et. al.) for settlement. I suspect his primary goal was capital accumulation, and railroads would have been part of his thinking although surviving records are moot on that point in choosing a homestead. Regardless he quickly became a railroad booster agitating for a branch from the . When that failed, he and others formed a paper railroad early in the 1850s leading to a real railroad after the Civil War. His story is not unique and in it's broadest terms was quite common.I would think that at some point ... the public consciousness was so infused with railroad fever that separating it from Manifest Destiny would be difficult. The two were well-established and feeding off each other by the time Manifest Destiny got its name and Asa Whitney proposed his transcontinental railroad (1845). And don't forget a couple of important technological precursors: advances in technology turning the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers into a trade and emigration arteries (starting in 1811) and canal fever spurred by the success of the (chartered 1817, opened 1825). ...—Bill Diven

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Subsequently (but not all that long after) someone welded them into a phrase. As to idea that the mere potential that the railroad opened the frontier, we certainly know that settlement patterns West of, say, the Missouri River werevery different from the earlier settlement patterns West of the Alleghenies. And I think the railroads played an important roll in bringing about the new pattern (along with the occasional precious metal mining frenzy). ... —Kyle Williams Wyatt, Curator of History & Technology, California State Railroad Museum

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