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Encyclopedia > Collis P. Huntington
Collis Potter Huntington
Born
October 22, 1821
Harwinton, Connecticut
Died
August 13, 1900

Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker) who built the Southern Pacific Railroad and other major interstate train lines. http://www. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Harwinton is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... Alternate meaning: The Big Four (novel) The Big Four were the chief entrepreneurs in the building of the Central Pacific Railroad, the western portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States. ... Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824–June 21, 1893) was an American business tycoon, politician and founder of Stanford University. ... Categories: People stubs | Rail stubs | United States railroad executives | 1813 births | 1878 deaths ... subject_name=Charles Crocker| image_name=ccrocker. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ...


Collis Potter Huntington was born in Harwinton, Connecticut, in 1821. He was a successful Sacramento, California businessman, and he helped fund the Central Pacific Railroad during the 1860s. This railroad was linked with the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869 by the golden spike and became the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. He was later involved in the establishment of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Harwinton is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: City of Trees Motto: Official website: http://www. ... External link Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum Categories: Corporation stubs | Historical stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Nevada railroads | Utah railroads | Historic civil engineering landmarks ... The Union Pacific Railroad NYSE: UNP is the largest railroad in the United States. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The golden spike is a gold railroad spike which was hammered in by Leland Stanford to commemorate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the world, when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads met on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit in Box Elder County in the Utah... A transcontinental railroad is a railway that crosses a continent, typically from sea to sea. Terminals are at or connected to different Oceans. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ...


Beginning in 1871, he oversaw construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway across Virginia and West Virginia to reach the Ohio River. He established the planned city of Huntington, West Virginia, as well as the coal piers in Warwick County, Virginia at a location which became the City of Newport News in 1896. He also founded Newport News Shipbuilding, the largest privately owned shipyard in the world. 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ... Ohio River viewed from Liberty Hill in Ripley, Ohio. ... Motto: Nickname: {{{nickname}}} Map Political Statistics Founded 1785 Incorporated 1871 County Cabell County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor David Felinton Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 38. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (strip mining). ... Warwick County (shaded in orange on this 1895 map) was originally one of the eight shires created in colonial Virginia in 1634. ... Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia from space, July 1996 Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The newly constructed USS Birmingham is launched from the Newport News yards in 1942 Northrop Grumman Newport News, formerly called Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS), is the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States and the only one that can build Nimitz-class supercarriers. ...


He died in 1900 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York. Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. ... Main article: New York City The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


Collis Huntington was the father of renowned hispanist Archer M. Huntington, who founded a Spanish museum and rare books library The Hispanic Society of America in upper Manhattan, which is still free and open to the public. Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955) was the son of railroad magnate, Collis P. Huntington. ... The Hispanic Society of America is a museum of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American art and artifacts, as well as a rare books and maunscripts research library. ...


Collis was also related to another California railroad magnate, Henry E. Huntington, founder of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California and the main force behind the Pacific Electric system in Los Angeles, CA. Henry Edwards Huntington (February 27, 1850 - May 23, 1927) was an American railroad pioneer and art collector. ... The Huntington Library is an educational and research institution established by Henry Huntington in San Marino, California. ... San Marino is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,945. ... Pacific Electric Railway company depot in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1910. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


He was also related to Clarence Huntington, who was a president of the Virginian Railway. The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ...


References

  • Ambrose, Stephen E. (2000). Nothing Like It In The World; The men who built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869, Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-84609-8.
Preceded by:
Leland Stanford
President of the Southern Pacific Company
1890 – 1900
Succeeded by:
Charles Hayes


Stephen Ambrose, at the 2001 premier of Band of Brothers Dr. Stephen Edward Ambrose, Ph. ... Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824–June 21, 1893) was an American business tycoon, politician and founder of Stanford University. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ...

The Big Four
Charles Crocker | Mark Hopkins | Collis P. Huntington | Leland Stanford

 
 

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