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By Chris Hunter

With one of many world's such a lot scenic backdrops as an excellent seascape for passengers, the sea Shore Railroad skirted northern California's beach to carrier groups south of San Francisco for the 1st 20 years of the twentieth century. As amazing because it used to be idealistic, the road used to be held prisoner via traditional forces that at last took an excessive amount of of a toll to maintain its amazing path churning. Today's street 1 lines the passage as soon as paved with tracks, and issues to the few remnants of 1 of California's such a lot recognized expedition strains.

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Furnaces and a steam engine occupied part of the basement, while the yeast department took up the basement’s east end. Large ovens rested on the furnaces. The “Auto­maton Bakery’s” kneading machine consisted of a double-headed wooden ­cylinder, ten feet long by six feet in diameter, fixed in a horizontal frame. The inner heads were connected by two strong bars situated on opposite sides, and these bars made it possible to mix the flour, water, and sponge. One of these bars even cleaned the machine as it turned.

Drainage was to be carried by gravity, and city streets had to be raised to accomplish this. Sewers were laid on the ground, and then soil from the deepening of the river laid on top. The city then constructed paved streets on top of the new public works system. Owners had buildings jacked up to meet the new streets and laid basements. In some residential areas they ignored the new streets and built elevated walkways from the front door to reach the street. The Chicago River became the city’s giant sewer.

41 Other Scandinavians also came to Chicago, including Norwegians, Danes, and a small community of Finns. ” Early immigrants did not see this as an ethnic insult but as a celebration of American liberty. 42 English, Welsh, Scottish, and Protestant Irish also came to the city. Many of these immigrants arrived as part of the first “brain drain” from the British Isles. These British immigrants often had industrial experience and helped bring about the city’s swift transformation into an industrial center.

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