Cornelius Vanderbilt 1850-1859

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Cornelius Vanderbilt 1850-1859

Intervened in a war between Walker's regime and Nicaragua's neighbors, helping to drive Walker out of the country

Steamship line became a competitor with the Panama route-carried passengers between New York and San Francisco

After a break in running his company, he resumed control and ran up against William Walker

Sold most of his holdings in the transit at a considerable profit when he took a hiatus from his buisness

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Established a shipping route to the West Coast through Nicaragua

1852

Began an ocean-going service taking people bound for the West Coast to Centeral America-happened during the Gold Rush

Decided that railroads were more profitable so he scaled back on his nautical buisness

Technology: Steelmaking process was devised by William Kelly in Edyville, Kentucky

Began overseeing a transatlantic steamship buisness

Technology:Railroads-every industralizing country began to build railroads

Built a railroad across Panama

The Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. was built by George W. Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt's grandson.

Began running steamships on a transatlantic route from New York to LeHavre, France

Cornelius Vanderbilt1850-1859

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