The Transcontinental Railroad: A Primary Source History of America's First Coast-To-Coast Railroad
In the beginning of the nineteenth century, America was waiting to be explored, and several thousand adventurous people accepted the challenge. As they stretched the rails in every direction, the railroad moguls of the nineteenth century changed the face of America forever. This book provides a fast-paced and exciting look at many aspects of the building of the transcontinental railroad.
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Introduction Railroad Beginnings
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
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