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Railroad Fever: Building the Transcontinental Railroad 1830-1870

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  • Railroad Fever: Building the Transcontinental Railroad 1830-1870 (National Geographic Society) – Hardcover (2004)
    by Monica Halpern

    Railroad Fever: Building the Transcontinental Railroad 1830-1870

    Hardcover, National Geographic Society
    2004
    English
    40 pages

    ISBN: 0792267672
    ISBN-13: 9780792267676

    By the 1840s, daring Americans were trickling westward to begin a new life in the great wide open. When gold was discovered in 1848, the promise of riches drew people by the thousands out to California. But the journey was slow and dangerous, since the best ways of travelling were by wagon and on foot.During the "railroad fever" of the 1830s, thousands of miles of track were laid, mostly throughout the Northeast and the South. Few had dreamt of extending this new travel westward-but all it takes is a few. Abraham Lincoln ... Show more

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