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Though first proposed in 1827, construction of a railroad to connect the Ohio River region with a southern Atlantic port did not begin until 1853. Halted by the Civil War, it was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that railroads finally crossed the mountains. Appalachia's relative isolation gave way to increased trade and economic development. The following playlist, from the collections of the Archives of Appalachia, highlights the importance of the railroad to the Appalachian region.

Railroads - Historic Recordings East Tennessee State University

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Though first proposed in 1827, construction of a railroad to connect the Ohio River region with a southern Atlantic port did not begin until 1853. Halted by the Civil War, it was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that railroads finally crossed the mountains. Appalachia's relative isolation gave way to increased trade and economic development. The following playlist, from the collections of the Archives of Appalachia, highlights the importance of the railroad to the Appalachian region.

    Whiting's Lumber Railroad

    Whiting's Lumber Railroad

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    Work Chants and interview

    Work Chants and interview

    • 3 min
    Lining Track Chants

    Lining Track Chants

    • 4 min

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