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Author: Jil Fine
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Title: The Transcontinental Railroad: Tracks Across America (Trailblazers of the West, High Interest Books)
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Publisher: Childrens Pr (September 1, 2005)

The Transcontinental Railroad: Tracks Across America (Trailblazers of the West, High Interest Books) by Jil Fine



Grade Level: 7 - 6. Series: Trailblazers of the West, High Interest Books. Library Binding: 48 pages. Publisher: Childrens Pr (September 1, 2005).

High Interest Books: Trailblazers of the West. Library descriptions. Examines the story of the transcontinental railroad including its planning, construction, completion at Promontory Point, Utah, leaders, and its imprtance in American history.

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The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a 1,912-mile (3,077 km) continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected the existing eastern . rail network at Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay.

From gunslingers to gold diggers, this series explores the stories and history of the American West. From gunslingers to gold diggers, this series explores the stories and history of the American West.

Transcontinental Railroad summary: The First Transcontinental Railroad was built crossing the western half of America and it was pieced together between 1863 and 1869. This was the time of the American Civil War and the southern Democrats who opposed the idea before were now absent from Congress so the Republicans used the opportunity to vote the construction of the transcontinental railroad without them.

Book Description: Using primary source material, period photographs, and quotes from workers, passengers, owners, and politicians, an illustrated history of the American railroad traces the progress of rail travel across the continent. By the author of The Oregon Trail. America As Second Creation: Technology And Narratives Of New Beginnings. Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity.

With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the wagon era came to a close. Yet a change in mode of transportation did little to detract from the accomplishment of those who toughed it out on the Oregon Trail and other trails. These pioneers had opened a land and settled it all in one motion. The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840–1860. Urbana: University of Illinois, 1979.

Early travelers on the transcontinental railroad saw little to admire about Omaha. One found it to be the muddiest place I ever saw, but added that the roads are generally deep with dust. All welcomed the first break in the monotony of the plains-the Platte River, which the railroad followed westward as had the wagon trains of earlier years.

An exploration of the transcontinental railroad, which became the first rail link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans upon its completion in 1869.