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Author Blumberg, Rhoda.
Title Full steam ahead : the race to build a transcontinental railroad / by Rhoda Blumberg.
Pub Info Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1996.
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Descript 159 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-155) and index.
Summary Gives an idea of what it was like to build the transcontinental railroad.
Contents pt. 1. Getting started. "Crazy Judah":The big four ; A new law -- Stalled near mountains -- "Not a Chinaman's chance". Digging in -- pt. 2. Heading west. The rival railroad: a sleazy scheme -- An army on wheels: "The great Pacific railroad excursion" -- "Wild Indians": Attacks against the Iron Horse; Sacred buffalo -- Gaining ground: It was wild; Land bargains -- The great race: Help from Mormons -- A grand celebration: The last spike ceremony.
Note Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 8.5 4.
Awards Orbis Pictus Honor, 1997.
Subject Union Pacific Railroad Company -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Central Pacific Railroad Company -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Union Pacific Railroad Company -- History.
Central Pacific Railroad Company -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Railroads -- History.
Related To Online version: Blumberg, Rhoda. Full steam ahead. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1996 (OCoLC)762156078
ISBN 0792227158
9780792227151
0689803206
9780689803208
0027109887
9780027109887
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