|类型/形式：||Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Neil Goodwin; David G McCullough; Leif Ancker; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Peace River Films.; PBS Video.
|语言注释：||Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.|
|注意：||Originally presented on the television program The American experience.
|制作人员：||Narrator, Leif Ancker ; music, Guy van Duser ; cinematography, Doug Shaffer, Neil Goodwin; film and sound editor, Eric Handley.|
|演员：||Host, David McCullough.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|丛书名：||American experience (Television program)|
|其他题名：||American experience (Television program)|
|责任：||presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; a Peace River Films production ; written, produced, and directed by Neil Goodwin.|
With the discovery of gold in California in 1849, fortune hunters poured into the western United States so fast that California was added to the union as a state in 1850. But the rich and expansive territory of California was a whole continent away from the existing seat of government and industry in the United States. This is the story of the completion of the transcontinental railroad which reduced the cross-country trip from several months to just nine and one half days, and meant for the first time that the United States was truly united.