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The Transcontinental Railroad : the gateway to the West

Author: Edward Renehan
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2007.
Series: Milestones in American history
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In May 1869, the U.S. railroad network unified when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads came together in Promontory.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Renehan
ISBN: 9780791093511 0791093514
OCLC Number: 76792129
Description: 120 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gold, silver, and iron spikes --
Two companies --
The race to the middle begins --
The men who made the railroad --
Corruption --
Union Pacific progress --
Tunnels, deserts, and prairies --
The great race --
Finale.
Series Title: Milestones in American history
Responsibility: Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
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In May 1869, the US railroad network unified when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads came together in Promontory, Utah. This book discusses the important milestone in the expansion of  Read more...

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