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A timeline history of the transcontinental railroad

by Behnke, Alison,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 385 B39
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 385 B39

In the early nineteenth century, much of the land west of the Mississippi River was not yet part of the United States. Many people dreamed of settling this huge area, but the journey to get there was long and dangerous.

By the mid-1860s, a bold plan had taken shape: the country had decided to build a single railroad stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Spanning North America, it would be the first railway to cross a continent: the first transcontinental railroad.

Follow along with the difficult and dangerous work of building the transcontinental railroad. Track the events and turning points of this major construction project that contributed to the westward expansion of the United States, yet created hardships and conflicts along the way.

A grand vision
Putting the wheels in motion
The great project begins
The race
The golden spike and beyond
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Additional Information
Series Timeline trackers: Westward expansion.
Subjects Pacific railroads -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Railroads -- United States -- Design and construction -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Pacific railroads -- History.
Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- Design and construction -- History.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Publisher Minneapolis :2016
Audience Ages 10 to 14.
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
ISBN 9781467785815
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