Important cities The destruction of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth left a large vacuum in nearly all aspects of Australian life, from business to sport to popular culture. The Australian cities of Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide have risen in stature over the years and, along with Auckland in New Zealand, have become the nation's de facto capitals of business, sport, music and culture. Many refugees from the United States and Western European countries have resettled in one of those four cities. Adelaide, in South Australia, has a population of 1.
The Central Pacific began laying track eastward from Sacramento, California inand the Union Pacific started laying track westward from Omaha, Nebraska, two years later in July, To meet its manpower needs, the Central Pacific hired thousands of Chinese laborersincluding many recruited from farms in Canton.
The crew of the Union Pacific, which was composed largely of Irish immigrants and Civil War veterans, had to contend with Indian attacks and the Rocky Mountains.
On May 10,after completing 1, miles, 4, feet 2, Courtesy Martin Gregor and Bruce C. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. As second in command of the most formidable engineering project of the 19th century, Lewis M. Then, at one in the morning on May 3,a great, noisy crumbling took place at the east facing, and light from torches in the west could be seen flickering through the dust.
The Summit had been pierced. The Sierras had been bested. With torchbearers stationed every few yards in the 1,foot bore, Clement began his first series of observations in the damp and eerie tunnel. They had made their calculations under poor visibility on a wildly uneven tunnel floor, plotting a bore not only divided into four distinct parts, but one that had to gradually rise, descend, and curve as it penetrated from west to east.
As Clement finished his measurements and worked out the geometric statistics at a rude desk near the tunnel mouth, he found his most fervent prayers answered.
The seemingly impossible had been achieved. The longest tunnel anyone had cut through natural granite, cut at a daunting altitude in an abominable climate, had been bored by a small army of Chinese thousands of miles from their ancestral home.
The Sierras were truly breached and In February,Clement was appointed as one of four members of the Special U. Clement went on to design and build also using Chinese laborers the Southern Pacific Railroad line from Sacramento to Los Angeles via the San Joaquin Valleyand also worked on many urban and cable car lines.
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