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Author Perritano, John.

Title The transcontinental railroad / by John Perritano.

Imprint New York : Children's Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Meadowlark Non-Fiction  385.09 PER    ---  Available
Description 48 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 22 cm.
Series A true book
True book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 44) and index.
Contents Rise of the rails : how did people travel in the 1800s? -- Finding a way west : how did the Civil War affect the transcontinental railroad? -- America gets on track : what was life like along the railroad's path? -- Working on the railroad : what problems did workers face when building the railroad? -- The big truth! : railroad towns : what were railroad towns? -- End of the line : what changes did the transcontinental railroad bring to the United States? -- True statistics.
Summary Describes the development of a railway system uniting the United States, from its design and planning, through the problems that plagued its construction, to its completion in 1869 and its subsequent effect on the nation.
Study Program Accelerated Reader ATOS RL 5.7 0.5 135172 LARK
Subject Pacific railroads -- Juvenile literature.
Railroads -- History.
ISBN 9780531205853

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