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High road to Promontory : building the Central Pacific (now the Southern Pacific) across the High Sierra

Author: George Kraus
Publisher: Palo Alto, Calif. : American West, ©1969.
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Kraus, George.
High road to Promontory.
Palo Alto, Calif. : American West, ©1969
(OCoLC)577864856
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Kraus
OCLC Number: 6813
Description: 317 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: An isolated land --
Judah surveys the Sierra and the Central Pacific is organized, 1861 --
Pacific railroad bill, 1862 --
Harnessing the elephant, 1862 --
The muscle, the gold, and the iron, 1863 --
Abraham's faith, 1864 --
Construction moves into high gear, 1865 --
Sailing ships, prosperity, and Pacific Railroad punch, 1866 --
The CP digs in, Winter, 1866-67 --
Rails to the summit, 1867 --
An interlude of expansion, 1867 --
Forty feet of snow, Winter, 1867-68 --
Heaven before and hell behind, 1868 --
Dash to promontory, 1869 --
A golden spike and a silver-headed hammer, May 10, 1869.
Responsibility: by George Kraus.

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