Cavalcade of America

Season 2 Episode 25

Crazy Judah

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Apr 12, 1954 on NBC
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Crazy Judah
The life of Theodore Judah portray his attempts to realize his dream of unifying the country with a railroad system. Portrays his trips from California to Washington by boat and burro, his initial failure in 1859 to secure help from Congress and from California businessmen, his work in surveying a route through the Sierra Mountains, the encouragement of Leland Stanford and Charles Crocker, the formation of a company to start work, and Judah's death before the fulfillment of his dream. "Crazy Judah" is the name Theodore Judah gets when he tries to sell his idea of a transcontinental railroad to the politicians of 19th century Americans.moreless

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