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The Iron road

Author: Neil GoodwinDavid G McCulloughLeif AnckerWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1990.
Series: American experience (Television program)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 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.
OCLC Number: 25263987
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally presented on the television program The American experience.
"AMEX309."
Credits: Narrator, Leif Ancker ; music, Guy van Duser ; cinematography, Doug Shaffer, Neil Goodwin; film and sound editor, Eric Handley.
Performer(s): Host, David McCullough.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: American experience (Television program)
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; a Peace River Films production ; written, produced, and directed by Neil Goodwin.

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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.

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