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The Transcontinental Railroad : a primary source history of America's first coast-to-coast railroad

Author: Gillian Houghton
Publisher: New York : Rosen Central Primary Source, 2003.
Series: Primary sources in American history (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st ed
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Describes the people, circumstances, and events surrounding the building of the railway system across the continent in the mid-nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Houghton
ISBN: 0823936848 9780823936847
OCLC Number: 48761354
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm.
Contents: Railroad beginnings --
Timeline --
Picking the route --
Theodore Judah and the Big Four --
The Union Pacific builds West --
Carving out the Sierra Nevada --
Brigham Young and the Mormons --
The Golden Spike --
Riding the rails.
Series Title: Primary sources in American history (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Gillian Houghton.

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Describes the people, circumstances, and events surrounding the building of the railway system across the continent in the mid-nineteenth century.

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