Industrial Growth Timeline

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George Pullman rails sleeping car.

1864

Thaddeus Lowe invents the ice machine

1865

Transcontinental railroad completed

1869

Stephen Dudely Field invents the electric streetcar

1874

Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.

1876

James Ritty invents cash register.

1879

Edison invents the light bulb and makes it better.

1879

Jan E. Matzeliger invents the shoe-making machine

1883

Time zones instituted.

1884

Charles and J. Frank Duryea invents gasoline-powered car.

1893

J.P. Morgan forms U.S. Steel

1901