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Full steam ahead : the race to build a transcontinental railroad

Author: Rhoda Blumberg
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives an idea of what it was like to build the transcontinental railroad.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blumberg, Rhoda.
Full steam ahead.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1996
(OCoLC)762156078
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhoda Blumberg
ISBN: 0792227158 9780792227151 0689803206 9780689803208 0027109887 9780027109887
OCLC Number: 31172025
Awards: Orbis Pictus Honor, 1997.
Description: 159 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Getting started. "Crazy Judah":The big four ; A new law --
Stalled near mountains --
"Not a Chinaman's chance". Digging in --
pt. 2. Heading west. The rival railroad: a sleazy scheme --
An army on wheels: "The great Pacific railroad excursion" --
"Wild Indians": Attacks against the Iron Horse; Sacred buffalo --
Gaining ground: It was wild; Land bargains --
The great race: Help from Mormons --
A grand celebration: The last spike ceremony.
Responsibility: by Rhoda Blumberg.

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Gives an idea of what it was like to build the transcontinental railroad.

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