Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille Weekly Special, Transcontinental Chili Cheese Burger: October 31st – November 6th

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The weekly special will run from October 31st through November 6th.

Theodore Judah

Theodore Judah was an American railroad engineer who envisioned and dreamed of the "first Transcontinental Railroad"...

As a boy Judah studied civil engineering and by 18 he became a railroad surveyor, giving himself practical education in new technology of that time. He received a job pioneering new lines and Judah along with his men built the Sacramento Valley Line, which was the first railroad west of the Mississippi River. But Judah was always preoccupied with dreams of a bigger project: building a great Pacific railroad... After several attempts of lobbying Congressman in Washington, he realized the only way to construct his vision would be through businessman and not legislators. His enthusiasm for the project and peoples view of it being impossible to build a rail system through the Sierra Nevada Mountains earned him the nickname of "crazy Judah". He ultimately convinced four investors to fund the project while he went out and surveyed its route. He came back many months later with a 90 foot long scaled Sierra route map. After securing financing, gaining federal authorization and designing the entire Transcontinental Railroad, Judah died 6 years before the final spike was driven and never lived to see its completion.