A timeline history of the transcontinental railroad
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
ContentsA grand vision
Putting the wheels in motion
The great project begins
The golden spike and beyond
|Series||Timeline trackers: Westward expansion.|
-- 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
Ages 10 to 14.
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.