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Porter, Horace (1837-1921) to George C. Pullman

GLC #: GLC02879 Date: 9 July 1878 Object Type: Letter signed

George Pullman: His Impact on the Railroad Industry, Labor, and American Life in the Nineteenth Century

by Rosanne Lichatin
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George Mortimer Pullman was an influential industrialist of the nineteenth century and the founder of the Pullman Palace Car Company. His innovations brought comfort and luxury to railroad travel in the 1800s with the introduction of sleeping cars, dining cars, and parlor cars. Like other industrialists of the period Pullman built a company town near his factory to accommodate his workers’ housing needs. He advertised it as a model community which offered his workers modern amenities in a beautiful setting.

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Agriculture in America

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Farm Production

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Number of Farms*

Bales of Cotton*

Bushels of Corn*

Bushels of Wheat*

Price Index 1860=100

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