By: Isaac Gustafson
What: He is more commonly known for inventing the Bessmer process for manufacturing steel.
Where: Bessmer was born in Charlton UK, and died in London UK.
When: Henry was born on January 18, 1813 and died March 15, 1898.
Why: He is important because without his process for making steel we wouldn't have had sky scrapers that early in history plus steel is stronger cheaper and lasts longer then iron.
What: The Union Pacific is a railroad company that was apart of the transcontinental railroad.
Where: The first Union Pacific rail is laid in Omaha, Nebraska. The Union Pacific headquarters is also in Omaha.
When: The Union Pacific railroad company was founded in 1862. The golden spike was driven at promontory summit, Utah.
Why: The Union Pacific is important because it was apart of the first transcontinental railroad.
Wikipedia, Henry Bessmer-steel man about.com.inventors,
Mariamwebster.com, ushistory.org, history matters by peter liebhold
Www.up.com/about.uphistory, google search