jan 1, 1862 - 1862: Congress approves the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
-Industry becomes principal promoter of the settlement of Western States.
-Railroad Press Releases create favorable public image of the industry.
-Railroads use public speeches, conventions, pamphlets, and newspaper articles to attract customers and convince the public that railroad travel was the best method of transportation of the time.
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Melissa Restrepo PR Publicity Era Timeline
Key events in the Publicity Era of Public Relations