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The Resource Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler

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 : the story of the transcontinental railroad
Title
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation
Title remainder
the story of the transcontinental railroad
Statement of responsibility
Martin W. Sandler
Title variation
  • Iron rails, iron men & the race to link the nation
  • Story of the transcontinental railroad
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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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Midwest
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Sandler, Martin W
Dewey number
385.0978
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12583525
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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9780763680411
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12583525
Specific material designation
remote
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12583525
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12583525
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780763680411
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12583525
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12583525
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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