The Transcontinental Railroad: A Primary Source History of America's First Coast-To-Coast Railroad

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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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Contents

Introduction Railroad Beginnings
4
Timeline
6
Picking the Route
8
Theodore Judah and the Big Four
18
The Union Pacific Builds West
28
Carving Out the Sierra Nevada
36
Brigham Young and the Mormons
42
The Golden Spike
46
Riding the Rails
50
Primary Source Transcriptions
55
Glossary
58
For More Information
60
Bibliography
61
Index
62
Primary Source List
63
Copyright

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