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era and had helped modernize the railroad system. Dividends
from the Union Pacific are still paying today. Harriman faced the criticism of himself
as being arrogant, yet no doubts were cast on his effectiveness of his ability to improve
the railroad system.
I agree that Harriman was a Napoleon of our time. He changed the railways
into major players of the industrial and commercial landscape. He revolutionized
American transportation and helped link East with West.