- SKU: 9960182
- Release Date: 05/04/2010
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The "promontory" of the title is the natural elevation on which hundreds of American engineers and laborers built the historic transcontinental railroad that bisected the United States, constructed during the late 19th century. This documentary program tells the well-known but commonly misconstrued tale of two teams of construction workers - one that began on the east coast, and another that began on the west coast - that worked toward one another and ultimately met in the area then known as The Utah Territory. Along the way, the laborers struggled to overcome obstacles including greed, pride, and complications wrought by religious belief, but succeeded at permanently altering America itself. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi