This Week in Reconstruction, March 8-14, 1871

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This Week in Reconstruction, March 8-14, 1871


The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad announced that they are building a railroad across states, something that the Virginia people should be happy about. Unfortunately, they are not, for, they cannot realize the benefits of this progress until it are materialized. Richmond and Virginia needs to understand the indication of this railroad for the progress of the Commonwealth, but due to the rocky path and manipulations the state has faced in the past, it is understandable that the people have felt "disappointment, hope low, deferred, [that] has dulled their sensibilities along with their expectations, and we question whether they will fully understand the great event until it is upon them. Still they must be gradually opening their eyes to what is coming." This is the beginning of a prosperous time, and the people must carry a passion and hope for the city if Richmond is to be a thriving metropolis.


March 8-14, 1871


Megan Wiora