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Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation: the story of the transcontinental railroad

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Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Pub. Date:
2015
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 8.5 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 1230L
Description

Experience the race of rails to link the country—and meet the men behind this incredible feat—in a riveting story about the building of the transcontinental railroad, brought to life with archival photos.

In the 1850s, gold fever swept the West, but people had to walk, sail, or ride horses for months on end to seek their fortune. The question of faster, safer transportation was posed by national leaders. But with 1,800 miles of seemingly impenetrable mountains, searing deserts, and endless plains between the Missouri River and San Francisco, could a transcontinental railroad be built? It seemed impossible. Eventually, two railroad companies, the Central Pacific, which laid the tracks eastward, and the Union Pacific, which moved west, began the job. In one great race between iron men with iron wills, tens of thousands of workers blasted the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, built the highest bridges that had ever been created, and finally linked the nation by two bands of steel, changing America forever.

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9780763665272
9780763680411
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 8.5, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 1230L
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Experience the race of rails to link the country—and meet the men behind this incredible feat—in a riveting story about the building of the transcontinental railroad, brought to life with archival photos.

In the 1850s, gold fever swept the West, but people had to walk, sail, or ride horses for months on end to seek their fortune. The question of faster, safer transportation was posed by national leaders. But with 1,800 miles of seemingly impenetrable mountains, searing deserts, and endless plains between the Missouri River and San Francisco, could a transcontinental railroad be built? It seemed impossible. Eventually, two railroad companies, the Central Pacific, which laid the tracks eastward, and the Union Pacific, which moved west, began the job. In one great race between iron men with iron wills, tens of thousands of workers blasted the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, built the highest bridges that had ever been created, and finally linked the nation by two bands of steel, changing America forever.

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Central Pacific Railroad Company
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Central Pacific Railroad Company -- History -- Juvenile literature
History
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Railroads
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Union Pacific Railroad Company -- History
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Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad
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Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad / Martin W. Sandler
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Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation
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History
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